Defense STEM Education Consortium Welcomes Four New Innovation Partners

The Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium (DSEC), supported by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has selected four new organizations — including Learning Undefeated — to include in DSEC’s Innovation Bloc Funding for 2021. The selected programs will support the Department’s efforts to strengthen career pathways among military-connected students and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, as well as one of its modernization priorities, biotechnology.

Taking STEM on the Road

Learning Undefeated brings lessons to students in rural and underserved school districts By Joanne Bloomstein | Diversity in Action [March 202] read it > Since 1997 — and throughout a global pandemic — Learning Undefeated has driven specially outfitted buses, tractor trailers and shipping containers to school parking lots in 18 states including Maryland, Texas…

Second DC church joins effort to expand vaccine distribution to underserved communities

WUSA-9 (DC) | More than two weeks after D.C. announced a pilot program to partner with churches to better distribute vaccines to underserved communities in the city, a second church has been added to join the initiative. So far, 321 people have been vaccinated during the program’s three clinics, according to DC Health. Outreach is done by church volunteers and community partners to congregants and residents in the community to sign them up for vaccine appointments.

Faith groups step up to host vaccine sites. Why churches are key places, especially for people of color.

USA Today | Churches have often been a cornerstone in the fight against inequities and a trusted source of information and guidance during troubled times.During the pandemic, vaccinations have become the latest public service in a health and economic crisis that has seen places of worship offer canned food, clothing, housing and other assistance. Outside, a teal mobile unit was parked near the fellowship hall. The unit provided by Learning Undefeated is usually a science lab offering students STEM lessons in underserved communities.