Commitment to Action

Scaling the Connectory Exchange

Commitment by

National Girls Collaborative Project

In 2016, the National Girls Collaborative, in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, committed to promoting and overseeing the expansion of the Connectory Exchange. The Connectory Exchange is a partnership model to create customized directories of STEM learning opportunities powered by The Connectory, the largest database of youth-serving STEM programs in the U.S. It offers local organizations a turnkey, low cost approach to developing and operating a custom branded, localized STEM directory. The Connectory was built to help families connect youth to K-12 STEM experiences, and for program providers to collaborate with one another. The Connectory Exchange will help those with a similar goal, but a more localized lens, achieve it more efficiently, and with fewer resources. The first instance of The Connectory Exchange was launched in North Carolina, and ten new communities, including the states of Colorado, Maine and Texas, will be engaged in one year.





Scaling the Connectory Exchange



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

National Girls Collaborative Project

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Colorado STEM Academy, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Informal Science Educators Association of Texas, The University of Texas at Austin, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, NC STEM Center, Texas Partnership for Out of School Time, Colorado Education Initiative, Time Warner Cable Inc., Colorado Technology Association