Answering a President’s Call to Action for STEM Recruitment

HuffPost features an interview with 100Kin10 Co-Founder and Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott on 100Kin10’s journey as a network.

“When the President gives a State of the Union address, he has the attention of both houses of Congress sitting in front of him, as well as the whole of the United States watching live on television. It is the perfect time to make a call to action, whether to Congress, military leaders, or ordinary citizens.

Rare is the citizen who takes that call to action to heart and answers it wholeheartedly. Talia Milgrom-Elcott is one of those rare citizens. When President Obama called for the country to recruit 100,000 STEM teachers in ten years in his 2011 speech, Talia decided she was going to lead the charge to make it happen.

Talia went on to form 100Kin10 (one hundred K in ten) with the vision of achieving the goal the President laid out for the entire country. At the beginning, she was bolstered by a strong idea, an incredible amount of drive, and, as she explains in our interview, perhaps even a touch of ‘naivety and foolishness.’”

Watch the full interview here.

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