STEM Service-Learning

STEM Education Service-Learning and Volunteer Opportunities

Schools and local organizations need successful undergraduate students to take the lead in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learners and programs. By meeting and working with people who care about their knowledge and skills, elementary, middle, and high school student can benefit from your service. Sharing your knowledge and skills will help stimulate their interests and desire to learn and perhaps someday pursue a STEM career path. You can’t underestimate how much service learning can also enrich your content knowledge, as you experience how students come to learn STEM ideas and find ways to help them achieve their goals. You need only your knowledge and interest in the subject to make a difference in students’ lives. 


  

Nashman Center for Civic Engagement STEM Volunteer Info

 

Site/School Name: Woodrow Wilson High School

Service opportunity: Looking for mentors for the FIRST robotics club, who have engineering knowledge, and can participate in the club after school from January until April. 

Site/School Address: 3950 Chesapeake Street NW

Site/School Website: www.wilsonhs.org

Primary Person of Contact: Angela Benjamin

Primary Person’s Phone #:202-316-4469

Primary Person’s Email: Angela.benjamin@dc.gov

Secondary Person of Contact: Patrice Arrington

Secondary Person’s Phone #: 202-282-0120

Secondary Person’s Email: Patrice.arrington@dc.gov

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers? No


Site/School Name:  Whittier Education Campus

Service opportunity: Looking for volunteers for the robotics club and the junior Lego league club. Also, support for teachers during science and math blocks. Shadowing opportunity with STEM coordinator

Site/School Address:  6201 5th Street, NW 20011

Site/School Website:  www.whittierdc.org

Primary Person of Contact: Paul Fullmore (STEM Coordinator)

Primary Person’s Phone #: (202) 576-6156

Primary Person’s Email: paul.fullmore@dc.gov

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers? Yes


Site/School Name:  John Burroughs Education Campus

Service opportunity: We are looking for volunteers to assist JBEC with the follow STEM programs:

  • tech support in the computer lab
  • assistance with the school's gardening education program
  • assistance with the recycling program
  • help with the "Harvest of the Month" program
  • help with VEX Robotics program 
  • lab and classroom assistance
  • help with the STEM fair and STEM expo

Site/School Address: 1820 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018

Site/School Website:  www.jbecstem.com

Primary Person of Contact:  Mel Jones

Primary Person’s Phone #:  202-576-6150

Primary Person’s Email:  melvina.jones@dc.gov

Secondary Person of Contact: Aqueelha James

Secondary Person’s Phone #: 202-576-6150

Secondary Person’s Email:  aqueelha.james@dc.gov

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers?  Yes

http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Parents+and+Community/Volunteer+in+Our+Schools


Site/School Name: Duke Ellington School of the Arts at Meyer Elementary School

Service opportunities: intensive help in the classroom (especially physics) and potential lab support

Site/School Address: 2501 11th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Site/School Website: www.ellingtonschool.org

Primary Person of Contact: Michele Baskin, Science Department Chair

Primary Person’s Phone #: 202-641-5546 (c) or 202-282-0123 (w)

Primary Person’s Email: ms.baskinchem@gmail.com (best method of contact)

DCPS requires a Volunteer check, which includes fingerprinting and verification of TB test.  Full information can be found here: http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Parents+and+Community/Volunteer+in+Our+Schools


Site/School Name: Center City Public Charter School--Congress Heights Campus

Site/School Address: 220 Highview Pl SE Washington DC 20032

Site/School Website:

http://www.centercitypcs.org/our-schools/congress-heights-campus-ward-8/congress-heights-home-page/

Primary Person of Contact: Niya White, Principal

Primary Person’s Phone #: 202.562.7070

Primary Person’s Email: nwhite@centercitypcs.org

Secondary Person of Contact: Desiree Smith, MS Math Teacher

Secondary Person’s Phone #: 571.438.2701

Secondary Person’s Email: dsmith@centercitypcs.org

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers? Yes


Site/School Name: Center City PCS – Trinidad Campus

Service opportunity: Classroom support during school hours

Site/School Address: 1217 West Virginia, NE, Washington, DC  20002

Site/School Website: www.centercitypcs.org

Primary Person of Contact: Sidney Bailey IV  (Middle School Assistant Principal)

Primary Person’s Phone #:  202-397-1614

Primary Person’s Email:  sbailey@centercitypcs.org

Secondary Person of Contact: Ronald Jackson (Middle School Science Teacher)

Secondary Person’s Phone #: 202-397-1614

Secondary Person’s Email: rajackson@centercitypcs.org

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers? Yes


Site/School Name: Center City PCS: Capitol Hill Campus / Petworth Campus/ Trinidad Campus

Service Opportunity:  To provide homework help and tutoring to students in Extended Learning (Afterschool Program) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (3:00-6:00pm) and/or Wednesday (2:00-6:30pm)

Site/School Address: Capitol Hill: 1503 East Capitol St. SE Wash DC 20003

                                  Petworth Campus: 510 Webster St. NW Washington DC 20011

                                  Trinidad Campus: 1217 West Virginia Ave. NE Wash DC 20002

Site/School Website:  www.centercitypcs.org

Primary Person of Contact:  Allison Jones

Primary Person’s Phone #: 202-589-0202 ext. 118 or 202-492-5770

Primary Person’s Email: ajones@centercitypcs.org

Do you require a background check and/or finger printing for volunteers?  Yes



“Realizing STEM Equity and Diversity through Higher Education-Community Engagement.”


The authors are Ira Harkavy (Netter Center-University of Pennsylvania), Nancy Cantor (Rutgers University-Newark), and Myra Burnett (Spelman College)

 

This paper is the product of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Pennsylvania, which supported an international workshop on the role of institutions of higher education in fostering P-20+ community engagement through knowledge production, human capacity building (including broadening participation and the integration of research and education), innovation, and social cohesion.  This white paper summarizes the learning and knowledge generated through the international workshop held in the U.S., as well as a second international meeting held in South Africa.

 

The paper concludes with a series of recommendations, derived from the two international workshops, which, the authors believe, have powerful implications for significantly enhancing STEM equity, driving broader participation, and producing better science.  Moreover, the findings in this white paper, the authors also believe, demonstrate the value of learning and collaboration on a global basis for reducing inequalities in STEM in communities throughout the world.

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