Who We Are

Founded in 2007, EnCorps Inc. is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit with operations in California as well the greater Denver, Colorado and New York City areas. EnCorps connects highly effective STEM educators with public school students to counter the systemic injustice preventing children in under-resourced communities from accessing a high-quality STEM education. The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program® recruits, selects and supports STEM professionals and experts in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields as well as individuals who possess an advanced STEM degree to transition to teaching as an innovative, long-term solution to the STEM teacher shortage and to counter the alarming lack of math proficiency of middle and high school students nationwide. The EnCorps STEMx Tutors Program matches middle school students, currently under-performing in math, with volunteer STEM professionals, subject-matter experts and STEM college students to increase math skills and confidence prior to students entering high school.

Fun fact: EnCorps is pronounced like the word encore. It sounds like ann-kor!

Who We Are- STEM professionals - Encorps- Recruiting STEM teachers and Tutors
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Our Mission

EnCorps advocates for STEM educational equity. Anchored in our belief that traditionally under-represented students belong in STEM, we prepare STEM role models to educate and inspire students who lack equitable access to a high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education.

Our Vision

We see a future where students from under-resourced schools have the education and confidence to choose a STEM career so they may thrive in an increasingly complex and diverse world.

Core Values

At EnCorps we take PRIDE in our work. We are driven by our Passion for STEM. We face tough challenges with Resolve. We expect all board members, employees and educators to act with Integrity. We believe in Diversity and stand for STEM educational Equity.

Passion: We share our passion for STEM by creating access to a high-quality STEM education for students in under-resourced schools.
Resolve: We create programs and we engage with other organizations with unwavering focus on increasing STEM access for students traditionally under-represented in the field.
Integrity: Our educators, employees and board members share a common belief in STEM educational equity and work with the utmost respect and integrity for students.
Diversity: We strive to create an environment where educators, employees, and board members feel welcome and accepted regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality or socio-economic background.
Equity: We focus on closing the opportunity gap caused by the lack of high-quality STEM education for students in under-resourced schools.