We envision a world where the entire education ecosystem has access to all the resources they need to help students become successful.
We empower teachers and school administrators by elevating their voices and bringing to attention their efforts to support students and advance the education sector.
Acorn started with a curriculum-based pilot STEAM program at Oakland High School’s Fashion, Arts, and Design Academy. Shortly after, we launched a makerspace and 3D design training program at Oakland Public Library’s Main Branch.
In our journey to scale our pilot programs we met and spoke with over a hundred teachers. These were teachers who had reached out to us explaining their needs and sharing their stories.
As our understanding of the education sector matured, we realized the need for supporting educators directly, elevating their voices, and bringing light to their incredible stories and work.
CEO and Co-Founder
COO and Co-Founder
Our Board of Directors
CEO & CTO at Squishy Robotics, Inc; Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley
Lecturer at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business; Senior Partner, Experience Design at Employera
Managing Director at GreenPath Food
COO & Co-Founder at Squishy Robotics, Inc