One-of-a-kind Partnership - Cypress Semiconductor

T.J. RodgersCypress Semiconductor Corporation continues to be a firm partner with the California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE), and specifically the Greene Scholars Program, providing access not only their campus for monthly scholar and parent meetings but also providing technical support and expertise. To date, Cypress has donated more than $100,000 to the Greene Scholars Program. A special thank you to Cypress staff members, Marcela Villalobos and Nora Seymour, for their ongoing support to our program's success.

 There are many companies in Silicon Valley that purport to be committed to diversity, but Cypress is literally putting its money where its mouth is. – Debra Watkins,President,  CAAAE

 Partnership between education and industry is incredibly important to the future of our industry. The CAAAE has a perfect track record at mentoring students that have gone on to college and successful careers and Cypress is pleased to be a part of their success. – T.J. Rodgers, Founder, President & CEO,  Cypress

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Texas InstrumentsTI has partnered with the Greene Scholars Program to host our Elementary School and Middle School Summer Science Institutes. Each year, our hands-on learning event create excitement about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among ~ 60 high-achieving, 8- to 14-year old African-American scholars. Throughout the week the students worked directly with a team of TI engineers who volunteer their time and ideas for activities that explore innovation and product development. In this collaborative team environment, the students conceptualize and develop their own innovative projects and present what they learned at week's end. TI employees at the Santa Clara site have partnered with the Greene Scholars Program for more than a decade and also hosted our unique GSP career fair and also served as judges for our annual science fair. A special thank you to Director of Community Relations, Joan Scott and Community Relations Project Manager, Griselda Orozco for their dedication to the Greene Scholars Program.


NASAIn 2010, NASA launched an initiative to use its out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for underrepresented students across the nation. NASA's Summer of Innovation supports President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign for excellence in STEM education. NASA's Ames Research Center selected, funded and hosted the GSP elementary school week long Summer Science Institutes for 2011 and 2012 to provide scientific discovery and space exploration through unique NASA-related STEM opportunities; multi-week Summer Math Academy for 2012 and 2013; and Summer Robotics Camp for 2012. Over 125 students have engaged with NASA researchers, had unprecedented access to Ames research facilities, and worked on extended science-related projects during the summer. Special thanks to Tom Clausen, Ames ERC coordinator for selecting GSP thus allowing us to build capacity and offer high-quality STEM programs for underrepresented students during the summer.


GoogleThe Greene Scholars Program was one of 26 international recipients of the 2012 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Award designed to support organizations that promote long-term access to STEM education and give students an opportunity to become creators - and not just consumers - of tomorrow’s technological innovations. Financial support co-funded our 2012 four-week Summer Math Academy for current GSP scholars and additional Bay Area African American and Latino students. This partnership provided an opportunity for CAAAE/GSP leadership to network with our 25 co-recipients around the world when we assembled in New York for Google’s annual global summit. GSP looks to continue to leverage this strategic partnership by having Google employees serve as judges for our Science Fair and interviewers for our Career Fair.


Avant! Foundation The Greene Scholars Program has received several grants totally $60K from the Avant! Foundation to continue our youth development programming. This grant has funded our Summer Science Institutes, Summer Math Academy, Senior Scholarships and program infrastructure.


Student The California Alliance of African American Educators received several grants totaling $50,000 (for the Greene Scholars Program) from The Mitch Kapor Foundation as part of their College Bound Brotherhood. The Greene Scholars Program collaborated with the Oriki Theater's Rites of Passage to continue and expand our STEM programming focused on high school boys. We were one of a prestigious group of Bay Area organizations selected for our significant work in the community to build a stronger college‐going culture. The Mitchell Kapor Foundation was founded in 1997 to ensure fairness and equity for low‐income communities of color primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Cisco Three times over the last 12 years, Greene Scholars Program has been a recipient of the Cisco Foundation Community Impact Grant. This has allowed us to strategically used these resources to enrich monthly and summer STEM experiences for our middle school students including our Science Fair, Summer Science Institute and Robotic camps.


Comerica Bank Comerica Bank has been a key corporate partner of the Greene Scholars Program for six years. They have supported our graduating seniors with Scholarships, co-sponsored our GSP Career Fair, Summer Science Institutes and GSP-TV. We appreciate this ongoing support with special thanks to Otis Watson, Assistant VP for positioning us to serve underrepresented populations in Santa Clara County and surrounding communities.


Student Sponsored by DeVry University and Cisco Foundation , the 2011 and 2012 High School Summer Science Institute fired on all cylinders and the students had an absolutely wonderful time. Each year approximately 24 African American 9-12th graders from Alameda and Santa Clara County joined together to experience Biomedical Engineering, Computer Technology, physics/Robotics, Electronics, Photography and Project Management. Each day they arrive at the DeVry University Fremont Campus via limo bus ready to dive into an intensive day of learning. Taught by DeVry University's best professors, the students enjoyed treat after treat of new and engaging subject matter. The challenge brought out their best and gave the Scholars much insight into what path they might choose to pursue in the future. Each Scholar shared their plans for the future, and reflected on their life journey during the creative writing segment. Their statements were both powerful and inspiring. Once again the most intense part of the week was demonstrated as each project team created a product and carried it through a simulated design and project management process. Surely the students have a better understanding what might be expected of them when they join a project team in the future. A special thank you to University President, Michael Cubbin and Director of Outreach Services, Wayne Anthony for their dedication to this project. The successful partnership is highlighted in an article published in DeVry Magazine.

DeVry Magazine

ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIP - Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Santa Clara University has periodically served as home base for our Summer Science Institute for over the last 10 years. We appreciate the support received which has allowed us to stretch our limited resources to offer outstanding summer STEM programming to Bay Area students.


We are pleased to recognize the following school districts, community organizations, university programs, small businesses and corporations that have supported the Greene Scholars Program:

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Partnerships (Includes VIP, Platnium, Silver and Gold lists)
VIP – Dr. Frank S. Greene Sponsor
Cypress Semiconductor
Texas Instruments
NASA's Summer of Innovation
Comerica Bank
Avant! Foundation
DeVry University
Mitch Kapor Foundation
Cisco Foundation
Google - Tides Foundation
American Association of University Women
Platinum – Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sponsor
City of Milpitas
Give Movement
The Daniels Foundation Foundation
TE Connectivity Foundation
Gold – Dr. Mae C. Jemison Sponsor
Oracle Corporation
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara University
SJSU MESA Schools Program
National Coalition of Black Women
Silver – George Washington Carver Sponsor
African American Leadership Council at LifeScan
Law Offices at Del Monte Foods
Schmahl Science Workshop
MOUSE Squad of California
NASA Ames Contractors Council
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc.
100 Black Men of America
Alpha Kappa Alpha Eta Rho Omega Foundation
Alpha Phi Alpha Eta Sigma Lambda Education Foundation
Bay Area Tutoring Association
College Bound Brotherhood
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dr. MLK Santa Clara Foundation
Feurtado Productions
GO‐Positive Foundation
High Expectations
Jamba Juice Foundation
Lockheed Martin
Milpitas Community TV (channel 26)
NASA‐Ames Research Center
National Society of Black Engineers
Network for Good
Oriki Theatre Rights of Passage
PG&E's Black Employee Association
PG&E's Women's Network Employee Association
PUSH Excel
Ruthie's Desktop Publishing
Save Mart
Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators
See's Candies
Silicon Valley African Productions
Society of Women Engineers
Synopsys Outreach Foundation
The Tech Museum
The Links Inc., Peninsula Bay Chapter
XCEL Educational Services
Xi Zeta Zeta Educational Foundation
School Districts
Alameda Unified
Alum Rock Union
Berryessa Union
Campbell Unified High
Campbell Union
Castro Valley Unified
Cupertino Union
East Side Union High
Escondido Union
Fremont Union High School
Gilroy Unified
Hayward Unified
Livermore Valley Joint Unified
Las Lomitas
Luther Burbank
Menlo Park City
Milpitas Unified
Morgan Hill Unified
Mount Pleasant
Mountain View-Los Altos Union
Oak Grove
Oakland Unified
Palo Alto Unified
Rialto Unified
San Jose Unified
San Mateo
San Ramon Valley Unified
Santa Clara Unified
Collaborating STEM Programs
California State Summer School for Math & Science (COSMOS)
SWE's Get Science, Engineering & Technology (GetSET)
Cal. State Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Synopsys Science and Technology Championships ‐ (SCVSEFA)
Girls Scouts and NASA Ames Launch into Robotics
Silicon Valley High Tech University (SEMI)
Girl Scouts & Intel Fair Play Summer Science Camp
San Jose State University Expanding Horizons
Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH)
Mentoring in Medicine
UC Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT)
National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT)
Girls Scouts TechBridge Program
Cogswell Polytechnic Graphic Design Program
NASA's Summer of Innovation (SOI)
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Supporting Our Efforts

In an effort to provide our Scholars with the most academically challenging environment to prepare them for college and focus on building tomorrow's leaders, we seek monetary assistance or in-kind donations. Your financial support is fully appreciated and 501(c)3 tax-deductible and will fund full or partial scholarships, student rewards, science/math field trips, summer academic enrichment programs, and purchase scientific tools and materials to compete in Math and Science competitions. If you are interested in becoming one of our partners, please email our GSP Program Dr. Director Ayodele Thomas at

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