STEM NOLA has been awarded a $295,000 grant from Baptist Community Ministries (BCM), for their work with local communities affected by Covid-19.

STEM NOLA was founded by New Orleans native, and former Tulane University engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie to inspire and engage young people in opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The grant will help support STEM NOLA’s Pre-K-8 STEM Ecosystem programming, a project created to build confidence and performance in STEM-related activities among low-income students and students of color attending schools in and around New Orleans.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this gift from the Gold Standard of Louisiana charities, Baptist Community Ministries,” said director and founder Dr. Calvin Mackie. “At a time when teaching and learning has dramatically changed, we are thankful for Baptist Community Ministries’ generosity to continue supporting kids and teachers with
activities that build excitement and future practical skills.”

In 2020, Baptist Community Ministries awarded over $1.6 million in grants to local community partners in the five-parish Greater New Orleans area. 

STEM-NOLA has also been a recipient of a $100,000 grant from AT&T Louisiana to support their organization’s COVID response.

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