Each month, we shine our partner spotlight on organizations and partnerships we have supported with our Bluknowledge Consulting and LoravoreⓇ Learning Services. We are proud to share their good works with you!
HerSuiteSpot is a private network for women of color advancing as leaders and entrepreneurs. Focused on four Pillars of Success, mindset, money, marketing, and media, HerSuiteSpot provides members with live workshops, access to a learning lab, and accountability. Each year, HerSuiteSpot hosts their annual HerRise conference where women of color leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and their allies connect and share resources via panels, fireside chats, and a pitch contest. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
Dr. Erika D. Tate is a member the HerSuiteSpot network where she engages in business coaching and community-building with other entrepreneurs of color.
Inclusive Tech Entrepreneurship Program (ITEP)
The Inclusive Tech Entrepreneurship Program (ITEP) is part of Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation. It is an integrated career development program that aims to cultivate a pipeline of next generation entrepreneurs who will approach structural inequalities faced by people with disabilities and underrepresented minorities and provide solutions combining their knowledge of digital innovation and public policy.
Beginning with their exclusive cohort of college students with disabilities and from underrepresented minority groups, ITEP seeks to scale a career development model that includes problem-based instruction, mentorships, externships, and business coaching. As a recipient of the 2020 Network Challenge of New America, ITEP also aims to stimulate discussion to define the field of Public Interest Technology entrepreneurship. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
Dr. Erika D. Tate has served as a mentor for ITEP.
Security and Privacy Education 4 Kids (SPE4K)
SPE4K stands for Security and Privacy Education 4 Kids. Researchers in the University of Maryland’s iSchool and University of Chicago’s Computer Science Department have joined forces to figure out the best ways to talk with teachers, parents, and children about technology, privacy and security. They partner with teachers and parents to create learning materials for school and home contexts that help children and families understand what it means to be online.
We provide external evaluation services: collect and analyze data to provide feedback to the research team about how they are progressing toward their research goals and objectives. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
The mission of LitWorld is to strengthen kids and communities through the power of stories. With a broad coalition of partners in the United States and across the world, this nonprofit organization works to ensure that young people can experience the transformative joy of reading, writing, and storytelling. LitWorld encourages self-expression, cultivates confidence, and uses literacy as a tool for self-empowerment.
We collaborate to integrate literacy and STEM learning. LitWorld’s LitClub curriculum offers youth a safe space to read and share stories connected to LitWorld 7 strengths, such as belonging, curiosity, and hope. We have customized our LoravoreⓇ STEM Learning sessions to connect learners’ designs and discussions to a culturally-relevant central text. See our young stars in action during LoravoreⓇ STEM at Stars summer experience.
Watch LitWorld’s #WRADchat that celebrates Black voices in storytelling and explores how to discuss race and equity with young people.
Stars School Initiatives
The mission of Stars School Initiatives is to prepare male students to master a rigorous curriculum and develop skill sets to effectively interact at home, with peers, community, and the global society. Summer and after school programs are grounded in the five competencies of social and emotional learning (SEL) and provide in-depth experiences where students can put their knowledge and skills into action.
We collaborate to build a learning model that connects literacy and STEM learning activities through culturally-relevant text. We have customized our LoravoreⓇ STEM Learning sessions to connect learners’ designs and discussions to a central text. See young stars in action during LoravoreⓇ STEM at Stars summer experience.
Additional partners include Center for STEM Research at Hofstra University whose engineering design challenges we’ve adapted and LitWorld whose LitClub literacy curriculum we are connecting with. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
Nurturing Wellness Consulting
Born out of a desire to improve health outcomes in all communities, Nurturing Wellness Consulting brings an inclusive and holistic approach to their consulting services focused on child wellness and development, pediatric telehealth, and community health.
We collaborate to provide technical assistance (survey and focus group research and a responsive community panel) to the North Dakota Department of Health to understand challenges and generate solutions that will advance COVID-19 vaccine equity in the Black Community. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
Liberty STEAM Charter School
Liberty STEAM Charter School is a public charter that empowers scholars to become leaders in their community. Their youngest scholars are expected to enroll in the fall. To ready themselves for excellence, leadership is laying the groundwork by building teams and systems that ensure they hire qualified, committed teachers, select high-quality instructional materials, and partner with families to build a learning community where all students achieve. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
We collaborate with KJ Consulting Group to research and recommend high-quality instructional materials and to design an instructional resource hub to support the instructional staff at Liberty STEAM Charter.
KJ Consulting Group
KJ Consulting Group supports organizations with strategy, systems and culture. Core services include talent management – hiring and training the best, team building – ensuring the best work well together, and leadership coaching – helping leaders be their best.
KJ Consulting Group supports Liberty STEAM Charter School with sustainable systems as they grow their administrative and instructional teams and prepare for their scholars. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
We collaborate and provide expertise to research and recommend high-quality instructional materials and to design an instructional resource hub to support the instructional staff at Liberty STEAM Charter.
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The ARISE Partnership at UC Berkeley
Generously funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the ARISE partnership aims to promote anti-racism while enhancing student agency in their world today. Teachers use science units that address environmental or social justice topics, such as climate change, asthma and air pollution, and data bias during the COVID-19 pandemic. These science units are open education resources, OERs, that promote an integrated understanding of science and encourage commitments to oppose racism and promote equity among teachers and their students. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
Dr. Erika D. Tate currently serves an Advisor to the ARISE Partnership.
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Center for STEM Research at Hofstra University
With support from funders like the National Science Foundation and partnerships like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Center for STEM Research has designed and studied WISEngineering activities that blend technology-based and hands-on learning to develop engineering design skills. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate as a design consultant and dissemination partner.
Our favorite collaboration? Bringing Family STEM learning to military families!
Based in Savannah, Georgia, Parent University offers a collaborative community with the goal of supporting families and encouraging the involvement of parents in their children’s education. Responsive to families’ needs and desires, this 20+ year organization offers parent education classes and connects families with community resources. In response to the pandemic, this nimble organization has brought their programming online and is connecting to new families beyond Savannah and across the country. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
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Savannah Music Festival’s
Developed in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Musical Explorers is a music education curriculum that connects elementary students to diverse musical communities.
This free curriculum teaches musical skills alongside culture and encourages students to reflect on their communities. Students ‘meet’ professional musicians through concerts at the end of each semester. Watch our monthly Partner Spotlight video feature.
We have been honored to evaluate this place-based, experiential music education program for the past several years.