Equal Opportunity Schools Partners with Google.org’s ‘Rising STEM Scholars Initiative’ to Elevate AP Experience for 2,000+ low-income and students of color in the Bay Area

Collaboration with Kapor Center, Kingmakers of Oakland, and DonorsChoose Allows Students Access to High-Quality Resources & Peer-to-Peer Support

Equal Opportunities Schools, DonorsChoose, Kapor Center, Kingmakers of Oakland, and now Fiveable are partnering with Google.org to help Bay Area schools expand the enrollment and success of low-income and students of color in AP STEM courses. Teachers at participating schools will be able to post projects on DonorsChoose that will be fully funded by Google.org, while funds last.

From pencils to 3-D printers, with DonorsChoose and the Rising STEM Scholars program, you can request anything you need to enrich your students’ STEM experience at school. If you can imagine it, you can make a request for a classroom project.

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The next generation of computer science leaders

Last year, through a $10M Google.org grant, the Kapor Center and Equal Opportunity Schools, alongside many other organizations, launched the Rising STEM Scholars initiative to place and support 3,000 students of color and low income students in Bay Area AP STEM and CS classrooms.

“Black+ and Latinx+ students who take advanced computer science (CS) in high school are 7–8 times more likely to major in CS in college.”

“…lower income schools are 4X less likely to offer CS learning opportunities.”

“In California, Black+, Latinx+, and American Indian/Alaska Native students make up 60% of the overall school population but only 15% of Advanced Placement CS A test-takers.”

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