MK LEVEL PLAYING FIELD INSTITUTE

Oakland, California, 94612 United States

Mission Statement

SMASH is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

About This Cause

We envision a world where a true level playing field exists – a world where everyone has equitable access to opportunities, including the historically disenfranchised.

This level playing field would start in our educational system. Disparities in resources, high-quality teachers, rigorous courses, and technology would not exist. All students, regardless of race/ethnicity, economic background, parent education level, or neighborhood would be provided with opportunities to excel academically, access rigorous courses, and be prepared to apply to, and graduate from, top colleges and universities across the United States.

As a result, our communities and workplaces will benefit from well-prepared, competitive leaders representing broad perspectives and sectors of society.

SMASH provides the resources and support to ensure that underrepresented students of color throughout our nation can overcome barriers and obstacles to their success and thrive in STEM fields of study, from K-12 through higher education.

MK LEVEL PLAYING FIELD INSTITUTE
2148 Broadway
Oakland, California 94612
United States
Unique Identifier 912088635