Strategic Plan

A Bold vision needs strong action

2021-2026 SACNAS Strategic Plan

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A Bold vision needs strong action

2021-2026 SACNAS Strategic Plan

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Vision

Achieving True Diversity in STEM. #TrueDiversity means that the field (including leadership positions) accurately and proportionately reflects the demographics of the population.

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Mission

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Current State​

January 1, 2021

  • 118 chapters (116 student, 2 professional)​
  • 6,830 active members (5,100 student, 1,000 professional, 730 lifetime)​
  • $3.6M revenue

  • No anchoring framework for programs and services ​
  • Annual service impact:​
    • 800 mentoring connections at NDiSTEM​
    • 0-20 STEM leaders produced through the LPSLI​
    • 1,046 members access digital career resource

  • No research or policy infrastructure​
  • No influence operations ​
  • No fund development department

SACNAS Strategic Plan

2021-2026

GOAL 1 — GROWTH
Serve the SACNAS community by expanding its networks, chapters, and membership.
 

 
GOAL 2 — IMPACT
Impact STEM career development
and representation at all levels
through expanded awareness,
access, and resources.
 
 

 
GOAL 3 — INFLUENCE
Strengthen SACNAS’ influence in the
diversifying the STEM enterprise.

Future State​

December 31, 2026

  • 239 chapters (209 student, 30 professional)​
  • 13,710 members (8,445 student, 3,265 professional, and 2,000 lifetime)​
  • $9.5M revenue

  • Unified Career Development Framework guiding all program development​
  • Annual service impact:​
    • 2,000 mentoring connections year-round​
    • 150 DEI leaders produced across the career spectrum​
    • 3,250 members accessing comprehensive digital services

  • 3 positions dedicated to Research & Policy department​
  • Fully integrated External Affairs
    Department, inclusive Research &
    Policy department

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