OUR HISTORY

A Young Nonprofit Organization

Kids’ Vision started operations on April of 2014. Kids’ Vision was granted the 501c3 status on April 2015.

Funders 

2015

Marvell: We acknowledge the leadership role that Weili Dai and Peter Hoddie have played in the community by investing time and funds in our program.

Visa: Special recognition to Patty Dingle for her support to our program.

Tesla Motors: Appreciation to Erin Brooks, Rosie Mottsmith, and Shauna Cort for offering our participants fun and educational experiences in STEAM at Tesla’s headquarters.

Mozilla: Special recognition to Lissa Menge and Jim Cook for hosting the program at Mozilla’s headquarters.

2014

Rocket Fuel: We acknowledge Rocket Fuel for being the first high tech company to fund Kids’ Vision. We appreciate the support of George and Vida John.

Founders

Kids’ Vision was born when María Célérier shared with Alicia Aguirre, Mark Livingston, and Guillermo Cockrum the idea that girls in Silicon Valley needed to know how STEAM is applied in real life, and suggested offering girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades an after school program that would show them how some of the most innovative companies in the Valley apply STEAM. A program that could be funded by several high tech companies and hosted inside their headquarters, where employees from different companies would volunteer as mentors and role models for leadership skills and STEAM related careers. A program that would address the issues that keep girls out of Math and Science, and that would feature high tech companies in the exercises developed for the girls.

Partnerships with Other Nonprofits

The partnership between Math Education Stanford Professor Jo Boaler and Kids’ Vision was established in 2015 to provide training for our mentors, design Math exercises and set up metrics for the Kids’ Vision Program.

The partnership between New Teacher Center and Kids’ Vision was established in 2013 to provide training for our mentors. The New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to strengthening the practice of beginning teachers.

Curriculum

Kids’ Vision has designed most of the exercises offered during our programs with the help of our mentors (high tech employees) and Math Education Stanford Professor Jo Boaler.