Round 1 of the City Competition is now closed and finalists have been announced! Our finalists include:
Allentown, PA; Baton Rouge, LA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Research Triangle Park, NC; San Francisco, CA; Tulsa, OK; and Wichita, KS.
Thanks to all participants for their efforts to expand STEM mentoring for underrepresented students!
The US2020 City Competition will capitalize on the role of cities as centers for innovation, supporting outstanding efforts to build STEM mentoring capacity at the local level. As announced by President Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative, 3-5 cities from across the country will share over $1 million in resources from US2020, based on their plans to significantly increase STEM mentoring for girls, low-income youth, and students of color.
Proposals were accepted from regional, self-organized coalitions, including representatives from city government, corporations, nonprofits, schools, universities, museums and libraries, philanthropy, and more.
City Competition applications were reviewed by senior leaders in STEM, workforce development, and education, including:
- Blair Christie, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
- Jan Cuny, Program Officer, National Science Foundation
- Mark Greenlaw, Vice President of Sustainability and Educational Affairs, Cognizant
- Congressman Mike Honda, 17th Congressional District, California
- Surya Kant, President, Tata Consultancy Services North America, UK, and Europe
- Sanjay Mehrotra, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, SanDisk
- Andre Sayles, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, US Department of Energy
- David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Want to learn more?
- Read our latest press release announcing the 13 finalist cities
- Download an overview of the City Competition
- Download more in-depth information about US2020 and the competition
- Download answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions
- Download slides or watch the video of our webinar on September 25th
- Download our Quick-Start Guide to launching your city's Guiding Coalition