Save The Date
The Richmond Community Foundation and the members of the 2015 Summit Steering Committee are pleased to present the 6th Annual Northern California Summit on Children and Youth at the Richmond Civic Center on April 30, 2015. This year’s theme is Bridging the STEM Diversity Gap – Building the Next Generation Workforce.
Lack of diversity in the Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields received national attention when the largest technology companies in the country released their diversity numbers. Across the board, African Americans and Latinos made up barely 2% of the workforce. And although women make up more than 50% of college graduates, they represent less than 30% of those working in STEM fields. We need to ensure that careers in STEM fields are available to all Californians and build pathways that provide opportunities for young women and young men of color.
This convening will attract educators, community organizations, community leaders, local government and elected officials, businesses, and area foundations from throughout Northern California to share innovative approaches, research-driven models, and best practices for supporting children and youth.
We hope to see you there!
Early bird registration rates and sponsor opportunities to follow shortly. For more information please email Monica Lazo.