Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Partners in 100Kin10 Initiative for Education

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will be a partner in 100Kin10, a movement to recruit, prepare and support 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, teachers during the next decade.

Kate Hovde, senior analyst with the Center, will attend the first 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Washington, D.C., where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch the event to bring together the network of partners.

The Center is one of more than 115 educational and corporate partners which have made a commitment to the 100Kin10 movementto recruit, train and retain 100,000 STEM teachers by 2022.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy will help identify promising and proven best practices among organizations involved. 

The Center will use this information to provide guidance to individual donors on how they can best contribute.

 “The focus on STEM teachers is a natural extension of our work on improving teacher quality overall and the collaborative learning – which is at the heart of 100Kin10 – is very exciting,” Katherina Rosqueta, Center executive director, said.  “The more we learn from each other’s successes and failures, the faster we will get to the impact we all seek.”

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, housed at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is a non-profit resource center established by alumni of Penn’s Wharton School.  It provides independent analysis and decision-making tools to ensure that philanthropic funds have the greatest possible impact.

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