Center City STEM

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  • The eight-week Center City STEM program–a US2020 PHL pilot program– hosts middle school students from Chester A. Arthur, a k-8 district school, in the Municipal Services Building ™s Innovation Lab to work with OIT professionals. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on project based learning around GIS, civic technology, digital inclusion, end-user support and communications. In its second year, the program provides opportunities for returning students to develop leadership skills through STEM mentoring

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Office of Innovation and Technology
    Organization Street Address: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 215-686-8101
    Short Description of Organization:

    The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the City of Philadelphia - increasing the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of the City of Philadelphia ™s businesses, residents and visitors. Within OIT the Innovation Management group creates capacity for innovative people, places and processes both in and outside of city government.

    Program Street Address: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19102
    Which one best describes your organization?: Government Agency
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Center City
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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