Mission

PRIDE Museum’s mission is to inspire a new generation of youth to explore careers in technology and science.

Education and outreach are embedded in the mission of PRIDE Museum. We provide a comfortable, non-competitive environment where youth participants (K-12) receive coaching, engage in discussions and participate in hands-on activities led by volunteer presenters, educators, and industry professionals. As a result of nurturing and encouraging youth in technology and science, they begin to view these opportunities for increased exposure as important, valid and a necessity for developing self-expression and reaching their academic potential.

We compel youth to realize the magnitude of influence that African American technological and scientific inventiveness adds to the success of Silicon Valley. The collective intelligence of its residents, universities and research centers has made Silicon Valley the innovation capital of the nation. From the early 1930’s right to the present, Silicon Valley has been defined more by the technology and entrepreneurial mindset it cultivates than for its geographic limitations. This valley is the major technological center of the world, creating one of the most unique business ecosystems on the planet and the greatest combination of brainpower and wealth the world has ever seen.

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PRESERVE
PRIDE Museum will preserve and safeguard the history of African American technical and scientific pioneers in Silicon Valley, with an emphasis on portraying {interpreting} and representing the achievements and aspirations of the individuals who defined the most inventive place on earth, Silicon Valley, with technology innovations that benefit humanity.

RESEARCH
PRIDE Museum will research and examine the contributions and cultural influence of African Americans to the growth of Silicon Valley. We will use Internet research to follow the current academic achievements and career developments of our technology leaders. We will search to identify, encourage, nurture, motivate and challenge youth who demonstrate an interest in technology and science-based professions.

INVOLVE
PRIDE Museum will involve and immerse the minds of youth and the community to fully understand the magnitude and value of the technological inventiveness which permeates Silicon Valley. We will introduce educational programs and social experiences to enlighten and strengthen youths intellectually and culturally.

DEVELOP
PRIDE Museum will develop and expand a broad communication platform with the local community by showcasing African American technical and scientific pioneers. We will engage, partner and collaborate with other technology, scientific, historic, cultural and educational institutions, organizations and programs.

ENRICH
PRIDE Museum will enrich and supplement interest in Silicon Valley’s history of African American innovators by honoring their contributions and exploring the social impact of their presence in colleges, universities, graduate schools, laboratories, manufacturing, test floors, conferences and boardrooms, and examine the evolution of our communities and the lives of our families over the generations.

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