Koeneke has spent more than 30 years in non-profit leadership roles, raising nearly $100 million

IRVINE, CALIF., May 20, 2020 – Base 11 has appointed nonprofit industry veteran Janine Koeneke to spearhead national partnerships for the organization’s new Next Frontier Initiative. Koeneke has 30 years of experience leading major campaigns, most recently as Vice President at two education-focused nonprofits, MIND Research Institute and the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods charity.

“I’ve had the joy of working with Janine for years, and am extremely excited to have her join Base 11’s team,” said Ingrid Ellerbe, executive director of Base 11. “Janine is the ideal person to forge new national partnerships with corporations, foundations, and philanthropists who share Base 11’s vision to accelerate more students and adults on their pathways to the jobs of the next frontier.”

Koeneke joins Base 11 at an exciting time in its growth. Having met its goal of accelerating 11,000 students on their pathways to STEM degrees and jobs a year ahead of schedule, Base 11 has set an ambitious new goal to multiply its impact by 10 times, reaching 100,000 students and young adults by 2030. 

This goal will be realized through the Next Frontier Initiative, a new campaign focused on preparing individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM — specifically women, African Americans and Latinx — for the highly skilled jobs in industries that will be the most in-demand and most financially rewarding over the next 30 years. Those “next frontier” industries include advanced manufacturing, aerospace, AR/VR, autonomous systems, cyber security, data analytics, fintech and life sciences.

“I’ve long admired Base 11’s mission, which perfectly aligns with my lifelong passion for providing educational and career opportunities to young people,” said Koeneke. “I’m very excited to play a role in Base 11’s next chapter and help enable Base 11 to help exponentially more students.”

To learn more about the Next Frontier Initiative, visit www.base11.com/solutions

About Base 11

Base 11 is a nonprofit workforce development accelerator focused on solving the STEM talent pipeline crisis being fueled by the underrepresentation of women and minorities. Base 11 facilitates partnerships with industry, academia and philanthropy which deliver to employers a pre-recruitment pipeline of well-trained, highly skilled STEM talent. Through Next Frontier programs, facilities and events, Base 11 and its partners set students — and those returning to the workforce — on direct pathways to four-year STEM degrees, well paid STEM jobs, and the opportunity to launch their own STEM related business. For more information, please visit www.Base11.com. Base 11 is a DBA of the Center for Innovations in Education, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 – IRS exemption EIN# 26-4365936.