Educational Institutions

Base 11

Empowering Future STEM leaders

aka Base 11

Irvine, CA

Mission

Our mission is to build a sustainable middle class in America. We do this by acting as a workforce and entrepreneur accelerator, focused on creating the next generation of leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Ruling Year

2009

Chief Executive Officer

Landon V. Taylor

Main Address

5270 California Ave, Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92617 USA

Keywords

STEM, science, technology, engineering, community college, careers, underrepresented populations, workforce

EIN

26-4365936

 Number

7447918175

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The STEM talent pipeline crisis being fueled by the under representation of women, African Americans and Latinos.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Fellowships & Internships

STEM Entrepreneur Program

Base 11 Innovation Centers

Base 11 Space Challenge

Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy

National Network and Regional Ecosystems

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of organizational partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Students

Related program

National Network and Regional Ecosystems

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Base 11 has paid partnerships and MOUs with a number of corporations, colleges, universities, research institutions and nonprofits who share our vision and participate in our efforts.

Number of students enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This number reflects Victory Circle students -- those who have participated in a Base 11 sponsored or managed program or completed a hands-on project in a Base 11 Innovation Center.

Number of facilities improved

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Students

Related program

Base 11 Innovation Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Base 11 installs MIT-originated Fab Labs and other high-tech equipment, as well as providing training and expertise to enhance the use of these spaces as STEM accelerators.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We create strategic (integrated) partnerships between industry, academia and philanthropy, which transform high potential low resources students into the STEM trained talent that industry and our country so desperately need.

Base 11 makes connections between industry, academia and students. Base 11 works with community colleges and high schools to identify high-potential, low-resource students with the ability to excel in STEM, but who otherwise lack the resources necessary to follow that path. Base 11 also works with corporations that need skilled STEM workers, and by listening to them, understands that even the students graduating from college with STEM degrees lack some of the critical skills to hit the ground running in the workforce.  Finally, Base 11 partners with academic institutions to help develop programs -- from workforce development training to academic fellowships -- that prepare students to immediately succeed in the 21st century workforce.

FELLOWSHIPS. Base 11 offers paid summer fellowships to Caltech, UC Irvine, University of Southern California, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

STEM ENTREPRENEUR. Base 11 offers a STEM Entrepreneur curriculum, available online and at community colleges, drawing on experts in the field including Darren Hardy, former publisher of SUCCESS Magazine. Base 11 partners with third-parties to install Fab Labs on college and high school campuses, and then provides training for instructors to make the most of the space.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. Base 11 partners with industry to reverse-engineer curriculum for a company's specific job needs. Then, through partnerships with community colleges, Base 11 implements the specialized training program.

We, along with our academic partners, recruit high-potential, low-resource students for Base 11 programs and events. We then track their progress on the way to the “Victory Circle," a threshold achieved by completing a Base 11 program, which prepares them for success at a university, in the workplace or as an entrepreneur.

Base 11 aims to get 11,000 students into the Victory Circle by 2020. In 2017, Base 11 has served 686 students, with 139 entering the Victory Circle.

Base 11 has forged partnerships or created programs with Skyline College, Orange Coast College, Caltech, UCI, USC, Smithsonian, Ellie Mae, Deloitte, STEMconnector, Verizon, NACCE and Edison

External Reviews

Financials

Base 11

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/21/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 11/22/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

done
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.

Policies and processes

done
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.