Anderson-Bluford Scholars Program (DonCARES of Philadelphia)

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, and 9 - 12

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  • Named after two iconic African-American STEM Professionals: Gloria Anderson and Guion Bluford, our program aims to encourage girls of color as well as other inner-city students to pursue an undergraduate major in STEM, graduate college with a STEM Degree and enter a STEM field as a professional post-college graduation.

    In September 2017, DonCARES of Philadelphia will introduce to select schools in North Philadelphia the Anderson-Bluford Scholars Program. Named after Guion Bluford and Gloria Long Anderson who are two STEM Professionals of color, our program offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the life and future career trajectory of high school students in North Philadelphia. Led by STEM Students at Temple University, DonCARES of Philadelphia will recruit STEM students of color, to act as positive role-models and mentors to STEM-interested students at the U School in North Philadelphia. We offer a range of volunteer options to accommodate busy schedules and varying levels of expertise.


    Organization Name: DonCARES of Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: 3600 N. Broad Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Organization Phone Number: 717-706-7345
    Short Description of Organization:

    DonCARES of Philadelphia

    DonCARES of Philadelphia is a community organization of college students of color from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area who strive to better themselves through community service, education workshops, and who have a desire to give back to their community. Members advocate for youth by pledging to become a mentor and an advocate to inner-city youth and by promoting education through tutoring and mentoring in inner-city schools.

    Program Street Address: 3600 N. Broad Street
    Program Phone Number: 717-706-7345
    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: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Lower North Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Spring
    • After school


    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.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 9th -12th 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
    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?: No


    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?: No students must provide their own transportation.



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, and 9 - 12
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