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STEM Greenhouse Wins Sony Create Action Grant

We are excited to announce STEM Greenhouse as the latest winner of a Sony Create Action grant. For winning the grant, the organization will receive $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.

Learn more about STEM Greenhouse, a non-profit aimed at addressing the lack of diversity within the STEM professions. 

STEM Greenhouse’s mission is to grow STEM proficiency in vulnerable children to cultivate education and career success. The organization serves K-12 students, in low-income, minority neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Michigan and targets schools that lack science teachers or adequate support for STEM education in the classroom. The organization offers a number of programs, including its signature afterschool program, STEM Scholars.

STEM Scholars is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program for middle school students that utilizes evidence-based practices identified by the National Science Foundation to address racial and socioeconomic disparities in STEM disciplines. The program develops a pipeline of students who transition from middle school to high school understanding the importance and relevance of STEM to their future and having the self-efficacy and interest necessary to attempt and succeed in STEM related coursework.

Sony looks forward to working with STEM Greenhouse and the opportunity to help them continue to work toward their vision of a diverse, globally competitive STEM community through equity in K-12 STEM education.

Learn more about STEM Greenhouse here.

The Create Action Grant Program is open through March 29, 2022 and will provide grants to 10 organizations total, with one new grant awarded each month. After initial submission, each application will be within consideration throughout the entirety of the program. Learn more and see how your organization can apply at alphauniverse.com/createaction.

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