The National Workforce Diversity Pipeline program has dedicated faculty mentors from Howard University and other institutions. As professionals in STEM and/or healthcare, our faculty mentors are advocates for participants as they pursue their goal of becoming a STEM and/or healthcare professional.
Our mentors work to foster professional development, provide guidance and support, and strengthen participants' confidence in pursuing STEM and/or healthcare professions.
Mentoring is a critical component of our programming and ensures that the students we engage in our pipeline programs have the essential support to continue their journeys in STEM and health care careers.
Advanced College Summer Enrichment Program (ACSEP)
The NWDP’s Advanced College Summer Enrichment Program (ACSEP Tier I) is designed to introduce interested freshman and sophomore students to the expectations of the healthcare and STEM fields.
ACSEP Tier I curriculum includes a five day academic schedule that exposes students to pre-requisite classes that are required for a major in the health care and/or STEM professions. Required workshops and research projects allow students direct hands-on exposure. Twenty undergraduate students who demonstrate an interest in healthcare and/or STEM careers enter into our program.
Health Occupation Program (HOP)
The Health Occupation Program (HOP) and Stem Career Intervention Program (SCIP) are offered through the NWDP to serve as a diversity pipeline in healthcare careers. HOP and SCIP are two 16 week programs for 9th (HOP) and 10th (SCIP) grade high school students who have a specific interest in health professions and/or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (non healthcare related) professions. Students in this program will meet twice a month throughout the academic school year for a career lecture series which includes hands-on activities to engage them in respective health careers.
There are twenty slots in each programs for students who demonstrate an interest in the health professions or other STEM related fields. The NWDP selection process is competitive. We look for students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high aptitude for science/mathematics and technology. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. For more information, please contact us.
Junior URM Mentoring Program (JUMP)
The Junior URM Mentoring Program (JUMP) is one of the many support programs offered through the NWDP to serve as a diversity pipeline in healthcare and STEM careers. The JUMP program is a one-week summer enrichment program for rising 9th and 10th grade high school students. Thirty high school students, who demonstrate an interest in the areas of science, engineering, technology, math or health professions, will be selected. The NWDP selection process is competitive. In addition to demonstrated leadership skills, students must also have a high aptitude for science/mathematics and technology. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The JUMP program includes workshops and interactive activities that are designed to expose students to the expectations in healthcare/STEM careers.
From Monday through Friday throughout the one week, students will be involved in in various workshops, research projects, peer–mentoring tasks, and STEM focus excursions. Some materials and items covered by the program are: course materials (textbooks, pens, pencils, calculators, etc.), laboratory materials, clinical/STEM shadowing, transportation to clinical sites and field trips, and mandatory science focused excursions.