Pockets of Innovation

Pockets of Innovation (round 2) submissions are under review by the Leadership Team. Thank you for your innovative ideas!

In 2018-2019, East Metro STEAM Partnership will showcase up to five Pockets of Innovation, providing $6,000 in support to each Pocket. In keeping with the feedback provided over the past year, these Pockets of Innovation will demonstrate partnership, equity, and regional alignment with EMSP strategies. The funds are already available and the timeline for use is longer. Outcomes and innovation will be highly valued.

Pockets of Innovation are defined by the community (you!) and we ask that each one is a partnership between more than one entity to implement an innovative solution that effectively empowers youth to pursue workforce opportunities in STEAM.

In an attempt to elevate the incredible work in the East Metro area, EMSP supported 15 Pockets of Innovation.  The goal of this collective project was to raise awareness of the dedicated professionals, passionate community members, and inspiring youth in our area.

Read the preliminary evaluation of the Pockets of Innovation, completed by NPC Research here:

2017 Preliminary Report on Pockets of Innovation

MetroEast Community Media created 3 videos highlighting the Pockets of Innovation, closed captioned in ENglish, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Russian! View them on MetroEast Community Media’s YouTube site.

Over 500 people participated in the online showcase of ideas in the East Metro area!  On December 19th over 30 members of the partnership gathered with an outside facilitator to elevate 15 of 22 projects for funding.  See description of the Pockets and partners below: