Our Belief. At the Connecticut Invention Convention, we believe that invention and innovation are crucial not only to help better acknowledge and address the problems of today, but also to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We believe that equipping the next generation with a strong skillset in creative-problem solving is imperative, and that it must be done in a way that is accessible to all walks of life, all kinds of minds, and without the barriers that limit so many students from pursuing STEM today.
• Number of Students Reached: The Connecticut Invention Convention brought 6,500 students through full length Invention Convention programs, with 561 students competing at its State Finals event.
• Number of Educators Reached: The Connecticut Invention Convention trained or supported 400 educators as they brought the programs to students across the state.
• Number of Volunteers Enlisted: The Connecticut Invention Convention was supported by 1,171 volunteers as it deployed its programs across the state, including dozens across partner brands.
• Diversity, Access, and Inclusion: This year, 34% of CIC inventors self-identified as inventors of color, 58% self-identified as female, and 33% came from below-median-income areas of the state.
Impact of Donor Funds
• Underserved Students: The Connecticut Invention Convention brought ten-week invention education programs to more than 2,000 students who come from below-median-income areas of the state.
• Underserved Schools: The Connecticut Invention Convention brought its programs to more than 30 underserved schools across the state thanks to generous partners.
• Urban Program Coordinator: As a result of the funds raised by partners, the Connecticut Invention Convention was able to hire an Urban Programs Coordinator dedicated to supporting in-need schools.
PR, News, and Media
• Total Potential Reach: This quarter, the Connecticut Invention Convention reached a potential audience of 21,086,684.
• Number of Articles: The Connecticut Invention Convention was featured in 57 articles out of 83 total articles from all Invention Convention affiliates and US Nationals worldwide.
• Total Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE): This quarter, the Connecticut Invention Convention had an AVE of 195,052.
• New Virtual Curriculum: The Connecticut Invention Convention launched a curriculum for educators teaching remotely.
• New Programs and Initiatives: The Connecticut Invention Convention launched nearly a dozen new initiatives designed for remote learning, including its Virtual Inventors Club and Alumni Association.
• YoY Financial Growth: The Connecticut Invention Convention grew its revenue YoY by 60%, with a net operating revenue of $184.773.64 this past year.
• New Staff: Early this year, Invention Convention US Nationals veterans Nick Briere and Christine Lawlor-King were hired as the CIC’s Director of Growth and Executive Director, respectively. After the revenue growth this year, the organization will be hiring two new full-time program managers to help scale the organization further.
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