"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
--Chinese Proverb

In 2007, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a report on the nation’s need to invest resources in science and technology. The report pointed out that competitor nations were ramping up investment in these fields, while universities in the U.S. were not graduating enough highly trained scientists, engineers, and innovators to meet workforce requirements.
Latino STEM Alliance sees STEM education as a key step in a career ladder for economically disadvantaged populations who may be less likely to pursue these opportunities without strong encouragement and support. We partner with schools and community organizations to address the challenge through inspiration—helping children imagine themselves in STEM fields—and empowerment—giving children access to hands-on STEM learning.