Project Description

We launched The Teacher Pipeline Project in 2018 to address the severe shortage of early childhood educators across the Bay Area. Through our pilot program, we recruited and assisted community members to enroll in college and provided them with employer connections and wraparound support. This work inspired state legislation and informed local workforce development efforts.

Partners
  • Foothill College 

  • Skyline College 

  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors 

  • San Mateo County Office of Education 

  • Redwood City School District 

  • Menlo Park City School District 

  • Boys and Girls Club 

  • SparkPoint (UnitedWay)

  • LifeMoves Shelter Network 

  • Good2Know Network 

  • AbleWorks 

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

  • Equal Start of Congregation Beth-Am 

  • Strong Start of the Santa Clara Office of Education 

  • San Jose Library Friends Family and Neighbor Workforce Program 

  • TIFFAN (The Institute for Families and Nannies) 

  • Assemblymember Marc Berman 

Sample Program Initiatives & Resources 

Through the years, we adapted this program in response to the evolution of student needs, capacity of our local partners, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the original model, we worked closely with local schools and hosted classes at the Boys and Girls Club - with free meals, laptops and child care. When the pandemic hit, laptops and basic needs became critical. We also began publishing monthly newsletters for students and launched a series of webinars with Good2Know Network (see "Webinar Recordings"). 

Basic Needs Grant

Stipend Program

Teacher Pipeline Project

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