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Black Queens Doing IT PT. 6: Mutale “I Need A Trillion” Nkonde.


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MUTALE NKONDE:

FOUNDER/CEO/CHIEF VISIONARY OF NKONDE & ASSOCIATES

Necessity is the mother of invention – Plato

“ Mommy I hate math
— My son was six, he’d been in the first grade for two months and was getting 10 out 10 on math tests. I could not believe what I’d just heard.

I was terrified. I grew up in a science focused family and had every intention of recreating this environment in my home but I needed my son’s buy in.

FOR THE LOVE OF BASKETBALL

Weeks later we went to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to watch the Nets practice. My son went on the court, met the players, one lifted him up so he could make a basket and at the end of the day he turned to me and said “I love basketball.”

I realized then I was raising an experiential learner, going to see and having a chance to interact with Nets players, handling the ball on the court and hearing people cheer for him was a transformational moment in his life. What would happen if I created a series of experiences that made him love STEM subjects? With that thought, Nkonde & Associates was born.

CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL STEM EXPERIENCES

Nkonde & Associates is an educational consultancy firm with an mission to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based innovation economy by building a pipeline to careers in those fields. The pipeline work begins with providing under served youth with access to STEM based education, mentors and internships. In addition, Nkonde & Associates works with companies in the STEM industries to implement workforce diversification strategies.

 


February 19, 2015
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