OUR mission is to increase diversity in STEM degrees and careers!
This past summer NCRF hosted 3 summer camps focused on exposing a diverse group of students to the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics. Students experienced an engaging “hands on approach” to learning.
The benefits of attending NCRF's STEM based summer camps are astronomical! With the “build a rocket” project, gardening, aquaponics, vermiculture, recycling and water restoration, students gain an understanding of the environment they live in and the knowledge of how things work. We teach problem solving, logical reasoning, and creativity. Because we promote hands on learning, students typically grasp the information faster and enjoy learning about topics they would usually find unrelatable in the classroom. When they return to school after the camp, they feel more confident regarding the STEM-related subjects. The Summer camps are located at Cal Poly Pomona in an actual college environment and are taught by a diverse group of camp instructors with STEM degrees. Through college campus exploration, field trips, as well as hands-on exercises and experiments, the kids strengthen and develop their scientific and social skills, laying down their first career milestone. We hope to inspire every young mind we encounter to pursue a career in these fields. We believe in bringing S.T.E.A.M. to every student.
NCRF's STEM program reaches over 50,000 students annually through our classroom on wheels (STEAM Mobile), Summer Camps, and various workshops throughout Southern California. At times, the program may present students with their first interaction with advanced technology or advanced lesson such as 3D printer and coding. In addition, the program is instructed by a diverse group of college students/ graduates with disciplines in STEM allowing students to believe pursuing STEM Degrees/ Careers is a reality. Lastly, the vast majority of these services come at no or very low cost to students and families that tend to lack the access and resources for STEM exposure.
We encourage you to support our mission by providing a donation of any amount to help sponsor a student. And for those who have contributed in the past, we thank you for all you do for our kids. We could not do this without you. DONATE
April-July 2019| S.T.E.A.M. Team Highlights
Imaginology April 12 - 14, 2019. Costa Mesa, CA
Earth Day Festival April 22, 2019. Pomona , CA
Golden Springs Elementary Spartan Unveiling April 22 , 2019. Diamond Bar , CA - NCRF partnered with Pomona Unified School District and donated a brand new $250,000 S.T.E.A.M. bus to Golden Springs Elementary – complete with gaming systems, Mac Book computers, and 3-D printers. The sixth-grade classes began learning about Graphic Design shortly after.
NCRF HBCU Football Combine April 27 , 2019. Lynwood , CA
Pinewood Avenue Elementary April 30, 2019. Tujunga , CA
Math Collaborative with Jordan High School May 1 – June 10 , 2019. Long Beach , CA - NCRF collaborated with Long Beach Jordan to fulfill a grant targeted to uplift African American males. Together, we created a program designed to encourage and assist around 60 at-risk African American male students with their academics. This program included after school tutoring and homework help, credit recovery, lunch workshops, in-class peer advising, and emotional support.
44th Annual Black Child Conference May 4 , 2019. Los Angeles , CA
African American Family Day May 11 , 2019. Gardena , CA
Boys Day at Praise Tabernacle Bible Church May 18 , 2019. Chino Hills, CA
Let’s Talk S.T.E.A.M. at Lynwood Middle School May 23 , 2019. Lynwood , CA
Golden Springs Elementary Poster Contest/Graphic Design Wrap UP May 29 , 2019 . Diamond Bar , CA - For eight weeks, the sixth-grade classes at Golden Springs began learning about Graphic Arts inside the S.T.E.AM. Spartan. Once they’d mastered the basics, the students were then tasked to use what they’d learned to create a poster campaigning reflecting their “P.A.W.S.” motto. The first, second, and third place poster winners each received a 3-D printed item. In addition, the first-place winner’s poster will be posted all over campus.
Career Day at Holmes Avenue Elementary May 30 , 2019. Los Angeles , CA
Career Day at Seneca Elementary June 4, 2019. Fontana , CA
Math Collaborative Summer Camp June 16 – 29 , 2019. Long Beach , CA - This camp was a continuation of our partnership with Jordan High School in Long Beach. For two weeks, 50 students lived on campus at Cal State Long Beach. This camp covered many fun and engaging topics, including English through Rap, Health and Wellness, SAT prep, and Aerospace Robotics. We plan on a rocket launch later this month.
S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps July 8 – 11, 2019. July 15 – 18, 2019. July 22 – 25, 2019. Pomona , CA - This summer, we hosted THREE different camps at Cal Poly Pomona: an Xtreme S.T.E.A.M. camp, an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering camp, and an Agriculture camp. Altogether, we served almost 80 kids at camp this year. All three camps were a huge success!
Power Up in Jesus Christ! at Mount of Olives Church July 19 , 2019. Mission Viejo , CA