Who We Partner With

Prairie STEM partners with vetted organizations, businesses and foundations to provide the most comprehensive and customized solution to students, teachers, districts and communities. We work with our consortium to grow and develop a base upon which stakeholders can understand and trust is not only the best option for STEM engagement, education and entrepreneurship but also one that builds character, resilience and a powerful sense of self creating a future workforce that is proud of their education and community heritage.

Local

Omaha Public Schools
Avenue Scholars Foundation
75 North Foundation
Northstar
Boys and Girls Club
Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Regional

University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)
Metropolitan Community College
University of Iowa (Jacobson Institute)

National

Finding Genius

Facebook

SHLB (SchoolsHospitals, Libraries for Broadband)

ITEEA

CoderZ

Girl Scouts

Industry

Prairie STEM collaborates with our industry partners to implement customized solutions. This helps future workforce learn what current employers look for in talent acquisition along with the soft skills needed to succeed in jobs where everyone already has the hard skills. We see ourselves as a bridge that connects the jobs of today into tomorrow with the skilled workforce of the future.

We work with schools, teachers and students to directly impact the coursework and lessons that relate back to industry demands. Students in the Prairie STEM program are exposed to the best tools in technology, individuals and mentors within corporate citizenship programs. This early exposure and high frequency engagement between education and industry is the key to regional economic success. Without our industry partners, we leave kids behind.

Why industry collaboration is the key to success:

  • Provides measurable impact on investment and funding
  • Gives direct access to future workforce development
  • Has Corporate citizenship
  • Develops high-frequency industry branding/messaging
  • Part of state-wide research and development via student-centric focus groups
  • Impacts regional economic success

Foundation

Prairie STEM works directly in partnership with foundations. Our listen first organizational approach recognizes the needs of local and regional companies. We collaborate with our foundation partners and implement customized solutions to help students learn what current employers look for in talent acquisition. These solutions place emphasis on the soft skills needed to succeed in any work environment.

We work with schools, teachers and students to directly impact coursework and lessons that relate back to foundation goals. Students in the Prairie STEM program are exposed to individuals and mentors that use corporate citizenship programs that impact the key influences in their lives and future careers. Without our foundation partners, we leave kids behind.

Why foundation collaboration is the key to success:
  • Provides greatest impact for both educational and regional economic success
  • Receives real-time analytics for funding and sponsoring activities
  • Obtains foundation-specific metric assessments that measures ROI
  • Matches foundation’s mission and goals with strategic alignment of consortium partners
  • Builds relationships for education and foundation, industry and community
 
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