Lab 29 is a nonprofit corporation founded on the idea that education is a key factor in improving social injustice and class divides. We believe that through the use of technology and with community participation, every student should have equal educational opportunities. The goal of our program is to enrich and empower Native American students through STEM-focused educational courses that develop their academic awareness and ability while strengthening their cultural roots. Our objective is to amplify the educational programs already in place and partner with the local schools to develop a thriving community of educators and young scholars.
Founded in 2001, the Level Playing Field Institute’s mission is to eliminate the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and foster their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation. To improve access and opportunity for underrepresented students of color in STEM, LPFI executes the following programs: SMASH: Summer Math & Science Honors Academy, Saturday Math & Science Honors Prep, Research & Evaluation, Computer Science Initiatives.
LITAS For Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to inspire and guide girls in middle and high school to pursue careers in STEM. LITAS incubators, technology showcases, and mentorship opportunities teach young women to code with a purpose, molding them to become the next generation of leaders in CS+STEM -- with both the creativity to come up with game-changing ideas and the skills to implement them. By teaching teamwork, brainstorming, and presentation skills alongside STEM, LITAS builds confidence in girls to use their STEM knowledge to better the world.