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Technology Access Foundation

Technology Access Foundation (TAF) prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing a rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum. The Technology Access Foundation (TAF) believes that all students of color deserve the opportunity to graduate from high school college-ready for successful careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Our goal is to change the trajectory of 20,000 public school students annually by 2020 through our programs.

When TAF started in 1996, their mission was simply to give underserved youth of color access to computer technology. Over the years, they came to realize that what impacted these students the most was the Opportunity Gap. Today, TAF successfully readies students of color for careers (particularly in STEM fields) that will give them the best opportunity for long-term professional success.

At the same time, Seattle-area corporations that partner with TAF have reaped the benefits of a diverse talent pool from which to develop a pipeline of solid candidates for full-time employment.

Cumulative Grant: $280,00
SVP Funded: 2000-2005
Lead Partner: Sonja Gustafson & Angie Brown