LNESC STEM Programming

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Program Category: Accepting MentorsProgram Tags: Latino STEM Fishtown Technology

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  • LNESC Middle School OST Program 
    This program takes place at Fishtown Recreation Center Monday through Friday and targets middle school students from Penn Treaty and Adaire, as well as any other students from neighboring areas who would like to participate. As part of this program we provide homework tutoring, teach students about the different high schools that they can apply to, provide students with hands on STEM activities, and take them out to local museums where they can learn more about Science and Technology.
    Work Ready
    As part of our Work Ready Program, we target students 14-18 years old and give them experiences with their first jobs. We place our students at several worksites including Norris Square, Hunter, McKinley, Doctors Offices, Book Keepers, and marketing firms. Although this program is not specifically geared towards STEM we are always looking for new an innovative work sites to send our students to so that they can gain more skill sets for their future careers. Additionally, this year as part of our service learning project, our students are working on creating a media campaign using social media and understanding how social media sites collect data, and how advertisers use that data to create effective marketing campaigns.
    Technolochicas Program 
    This program targets 25 Latina middle school students and teaches them the very basics about coding. Students learn definitions and techniques in the coding world and learn how to create animations and websites using code. For this program we target McKinely and Hunter schools.
    Target HEAL Program
    We just wrapped this program up, but are hoping to get renewed this upcoming year. This program targets 50 K-5 students. 25 students from Hunter and 25 students from McKinley. This program taught students about Health Eating and Active Living. Students learned about how the body works, how food impacts the body’s health, and learned about healthy activities that they can participate in.
    Coded By Kids at Fishtown Rec
    Every Thursday during the school year students from our OST Program along with students from Adaire come to use our computer lab to learn about coding. This is a much more intensive program than our Technolochicas program. Students are free to come in and take advantage of the free classes that Coded By Kids offers. We will be resuming these classes next Thursday starting at 2:00pm
    Computer Lab at Fishtown Recreation
    LNESC hosts and staffs a computer lab consisting of 10 computers and a printer. We are open to the public Monday through Friday from 1pm-5pm. The community is free to come in and use the computers to print out materials, apply for schools, finish homework, or apply for jobs.
  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: LULAC National Educational Services Center
    Organization Street Address: 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA. 19125
    Organization Phone Number: 215-423-4811
    Short Description of Organization:

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    MISSION
    In an effort to create lifelong learners and leaders within the Hispanic community, LNESC strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible. We seek to develop America’s future workforce by effectively preparing young people for the jobs of the new economy.

    Program Street Address: 1202 E Montgomery Ave
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19125
    Program Phone Number: 215-423-4811
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    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): Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Sports and Recreation
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 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?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Multi-Ethnic
    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?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We work with several different student populations including those with IEP's, physical and mental disabilities.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No students walk to our program.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

    Please place your additional comments in the section below.:

    We give students tokens on a case by case basis.

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