Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP)

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Program Category: Accepting Mentors

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  • CUSP is a community of local stakeholders who share a passion for engaging Philadelphians in climate change issues and interact frequently to learn how to do so better. CUSP offers stakeholders a variety of resources to increase their capacity to engage the public in climate change, including workshops, networking events, climate newsletters, mini-grants, free tabletop activities, and more.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: The Franklin Institute
    Organization Street Address: 222 North 20th Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19103
    Organization Phone Number: 215-448-1200
    Short Description of Organization:

    Founded in honor of America ™s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.

    Program Street Address: 222 N 20th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19103
    Program Phone Number: 215-448-1200
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    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):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Environment Science
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Our primary focus is to provide resources to partner agencies to help strengthen their programming. Partners offer programs all over Philadelphia.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • Before school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 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
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    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?: Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Our primary focus is to provide resources to partner agencies to help strengthen their programming. Partners offer programs to a variety of ethnic/racial populations.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    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
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Our primary focus is to provide resources to partner agencies to help strengthen their programming. Partners offer programs to a variety of ethnic/racial populations.