A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Center
A 501 (C)(3) Non-profit Corporation
The A-MAN Inc. ISD&L STEM Communities mission is to utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) -related projects as a motivational tool and advance the educational achievement, and the intellectual and career development of African-American, Latino and other minority students pre-K thru 12thgrades. A-MAN Inc., ISD&L STEM Communities seeks partnerships with individuals and institutions who share the vision to increase diversity in the special interest fields of science and technology.
The three (3) top goals of this initiative are:
Increase the number of underrepresented inner-city student-youth seeking majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) disciplines
Provide specific STEM in-service training activities for teachers to ensure a quality program, and
Increase the post-secondary options of underachieving, underrepresented youth, ensuring that they are academically and cognitively prepared for college, successfully, without remediation.
The primary purpose is to increase the number of underrepresented inner-city youth who are excited about and who enter the fields of science, technology, health and business.
As we look to our next decade of service, we are aware that the United States is faced with a serious decline in the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Unless we pursue a course of action toward ameliorating this issue, in terms of a reversal, our economy will suffer, our national security will be at greater risk, and the American population, in general, will experience a lower standard of living than ever before. This crisis is even more evident among the underrepresented minority groups to include African-American male/female, and Hispanic communities in and around the Los Angeles Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and more particularly South Los Angeles. South Los Angeles dramatically trails the nation in the areas of science education, the percentage of workforce development in jobs considered high-tech, and the number of STEM degrees awarded.
Identify operational funding to promote A-MAN’s Mission.
Secure funding for a permanent location of A-MAN’s technology center.
Solidify additional synergistic partnerships to provide scholarships and create additional satellite technology centers.