In STEM PUSH, the networked improvement community, or NIC, is our learning engine.
Pre-college STEM programs test small changes to their programming and gather data about whether these changes are leading to improvements in how well they serve Black, Latina/o/e, and Indigenous students.
Over time, the “tests of change” that individual programs conduct help us learn collectively what works for which students, under what conditions.
In this issue, we share the learning from one of the Embedded STEM College-Going Support change ideas. Specifically, we explore how pre-college STEM program leads supported guest speakers to better connect with youth.