Our Vision

Educators are innovators.


The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network was established in July 1990, as a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to improving education from underrepresented students throughout the nation.  It is the successor organization to the MIT-based QEM Project, and the precursor to Project QEM2 (Quality Education for the Majority-Minority).  With initial support from Carnegie and MIT, QEM began its operation to help realize the vision and goals set forth in the QEM Project's January 1990 report:  Education That Works:  An Action Plan for the Education of Minorities. 

Today, QEM continues to be the premier organization for improving the quality of education for minorities, by providing technical assistance to MSIs, funding internship opportunities for underrepresented students, and advocating for college and career readiness in STEM.  

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Ivory A. Toldson, Ph. D
President and CEO, Quality Education for Minorities Network

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