114TH PARTNERSHIP

Rockville, MD   |  www.114th.org

Mission

The 114th Partnership is a national non-profit that helps young people navigate education and career pathways. We provide easy to implement and integrate, evidence-based programs that motivate students to engage in relevant high-growth, STEM-related career exploration and coursework.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please contact our team at [email protected]

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Jane Kubasik

Main address

6010 Executive Blvd Suite 500

Rockville, MD 20852 USA

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Formerly known as

Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE)

EIN

41-2047342

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The continued underrepresentation of women and historically underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math careers poses a significant challenge to national defense, economic security and social equality. Personal interest and experience are primary motivators to engagement in challenging coursework and demanding careers. However, according to the National Science Board, women’s and minorities’ sense that they do not “belong” in STEM is a factor that contributes to their dwindling numbers as they move through each level of the career pipeline . Furthermore, having a sense of similarity to the people in a field is an important predictor of interest in that field. In short, belonging and representation matter to students.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spark 101

Unique in the open educational resource (OER) category, Spark101 leverages industry partnerships to provide FREE STEM skills videos that teachers integrate with course objectives and on-the-job tasks to inspire students to connect their learning to high-growth, STEM- related career choices.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Unemployed people

Accelerated Impact provides career readiness program development and consulting services to communities, schools, and regional industry partners in support of education initiatives that motivate young people to pursue coursework tied to regionally relevant high-growth, STEM-related careers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of evaluations conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Spark 101

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Spark 101 engages an external evaluator to assess the outcomes associated with teacher utilization of Spark 101's case study videos in the classroom.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Spark 101

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Evaluation indicated modest but statistically significant increases (p.05) in student interest in taking more STEM coursework and understanding how STEM coursework relates to their lives.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Named for the meridian that bridges the Great Continental Divide, the 114th Partnership is a national nonprofit that facilitates productive partnerships between educators and employers. Our collaborations support ongoing relationships and measurable outcomes.

By 2020, we aim to equip 1,000,000 students (half from underserved populations) to navigate education and career pathways.

Since 2013, we have reached approximately 2,000 educators and 500,000 students. By connecting classwork to professional pathways, we will help one million students graduate college- and career-ready by 2020. Although the effect of any given instructional experience is small, case-study experiences can have a significant cumulative effect on students' professional
pathway choices. The 114th Partnership case studies have helped students better understand the connections between school and work and identify careers that interest them.

Whether the experience is delivered by employers or by teachers, students benefit when given a chance to put their academic skills into practice. Students who participate in 114th Partnership programs report they are more aware of what industry professionals do, better understand how they can apply the skills they learn in school to the workplace, and want to find out more about the careers profiled.

To achieve the stated goals, we plan to:
1) Engage 500 employers to develop 200 Spark 101 videos for classroom use, and to volunteer or mentor 200,000 students through the Pathway Ready program.
2) Engage 30,000 classroom teachers, mostly through teacher membership organizations, to deliver case challenges to 2.8 million students.

More on Spark 101's strategy:
Our 10-minute interactive format is easy for teachers to use and proven to boost STEM engagement in underrepresented student populations. They are facilitated by teachers in the classroom, available online at no cost to schools, and are based on national, state, and local educational standards. Evaluations show that students of all backgrounds become more motivated to engage in STEM coursework and career pathways after working with our videos, and teacher surveys show that students become better problem solvers, better prepared for the future, and more engaged in schoolwork.

More on Pathway Ready's strategy:
Now businesses can substitute live coaching for conventional volunteer presentations. Employee volunteers coach students to solve real workplace challenges in high-growth STEM careers and beyond. Challenges can be based on a Spark 101 video or a new scenario as desired. Companies select the time commitment that fits their employee volunteer program. The live events are facilitated by volunteers in a facility or classroom, no cost to schools, and are based on national, state, and local educational standards. Evaluations show that students become more interested in the careers, teachers value the authenticity of the challenges, and volunteers participate with enthusiasm.

Team:
We have compiled an extremely competent staff with extensive and recognized leadership and expertise in employer/educator collaborations. We pride ourselves on effective & efficient use of consultants, and have an engaged, knowledgeable and connected Board and advisors.

Technology:
Spark 101 is both web-based and free to educators. Our cloud-based survey instruments allow for simple data collection and effective reporting thereof.

Data- & Process-Driven Practices:
Our team maintains extensive use of project and program management tools. We are constantly collecting additional data to drive performance improvement.

As of summer 2016, we have aligned our mission, goals, strategies and program outcome indicators. We have vetted processes and standards that drive quality product development. We have strong programmatic results verified by independent evaluation, and are confident that we have an incredible resource that's free to schools.

We continue to cultivate strong partnerships with employer membership organizations for content development. We are also actively working to make Spark 101 easier for teachers to find and use through Integration with other classroom resources and video tutorials.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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114TH PARTNERSHIP

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jane Kubasik

114th Partnership

Kathy Hurley

Girls Thinking Global

Lee Peters

ASCD

Tracey Parrish

AT&T

Garrett Gee

Deloitte

Scott Loretan

Sodexo

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data