What We Support
Tech Forward supports organizations and programs in three issue areas: tech talent cultivation, STEM and diversity.
Tech Talent Cultivation
We seek to expand the breadth and depth of Illinois technology talent pool by engaging young people in STEM and fields of opportunity.
Science, technology, engineering and math: these fields comprise the careers of the future.
STEM may be the future but on a percentage-basis minorities and women are vastly underrepresented in these fields.
We require that all interested parties follow our guiding principles and express how the organization (or program) has practices and protocols in place that encompass our core values. Check out our guiding principles, here.
How to Participate
Interested in partnering? Be sure to review our criteria to help determine if your organization or project meets our requirements. We are happy to discuss options for support at any time.
Although we are unable to directly support every program, we do look for opportunities to also provide pro bono support in areas such as marketing, PR, legal, finance, operations and technology.