- Since it was founded in 1988, RESET has reached more than 15,000 students with hands-on science and math programs.
- RESET volunteers represent more than 20 different Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields, including physics, statistics, medicine, environment, biology, computer science, anthropology, chemistry, neuroscience, and civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering.
- More than 500 scientists and engineers have volunteered for RESET since it began.
- In school year 2014/15, RESET placed 134 volunteers in 25 schools in DC, Maryland and northern Virginia, providing hands-on science programs to approximately 1,700 students.
- RESET currently has partnerships with 18 schools, 4 out-of-school day learning centers, and 3 PreK child development centers. RESET has codified 90% of these partnerships with signed Memoranda of Agreement that spell out partner responsibilities.
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington selected RESET to be featured in its 2016/17 Catalogue of top nonprofits. A panel of more than 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated 200 applications in a rigorous vetting process. RESET was designated “one of the best small charities in the Greater DC area.”
- RESET has been endorsed by Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of the District of Columbia School System (DCPS), who wrote: “RESET’s objective of showing students that science is exciting, as well as its longer term goal of inspiring students to consider careers in Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields, aligns to the goals of DCPS’ vision for STEM education.” Read Full DCPS letter ».
- RESET’s Program Brochure was honored with a Silver Inkwell Award for writing, and its recruitment video, “Sparking Enthusiasm for Science,” was the recipient of a first place Gold Camera Award at the 2006 U.S. International Film and Video Festival.
- Since 2013, RESET has had three independent financial audits. The auditor of all three concluded: “[T]he financial statements…present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of RESET, Inc., and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”
- Through a cost-sharing partnership that RESET has with Living Classrooms, Inc., 220 RESET students took science cruises on the Anacostia River in school year 2013/14. This partnership has been extended in the upcoming school year 2014/15. Other RESET field trips include NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Historical Electronics Museum, the Maryland Science Center, the National Zoo, and more.