Former U.S. Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley served in the Nevada Assembly. She worked to create jobs, strengthen consumer safety laws and crack down on drunk driving. She served as National Comittewoman for Nevada from 1992 t0 1996. She was appointed and twice elected to the Nevada University board of Regents, serving from 1990 t0 1998 and sered as vice chair. In 1998 Nevadan elected Shelley to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, making her the first woman to represent her district in Congress.
For fourteen years, Shelley represented Nevada's 1st Congressional District. She made job creation a priority, championing legislation to make Nevada a national leader in clean energy jobs, fighting to close tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship job overseas, and supporting tax credits for small businesses.
Shelley earned the title of "hardest-working woman in politics" for her work on issues that matter to Nevadans, from working to create thousands of jobs all across Nevada, securing funding to build a clean energy infrastructure that will create thousands of more jobs in future years, In honor of Shelley's hard work and dedication to Nevadans the Shelley Berkley Education Foundation was established In the fall of 2013.
The Shelley Berkley Educational Foundation was organized in 2013, under REW Ministries, Inc. a 501c 3 non-profit organization. The foundation honors the legacy of a remarkable public servant who served as the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 1st congressional district from 1999-2013.
Globally, the demand is great for individuals who are trained and skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), yet many students in America are not academically prepared or trained to compete in this very competitive market.
The mission of Shelley Berkley Educational Foundation is to prepare, educate, and develop young minds regardless of age, race, religion, gender, or nationality, who have a desired interest in improving their educational skills in the areas of (STEM).