“The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field is filled with incredible advancements, remarkable creativity and some pretty unbelievable discoveries and creations. But it also has the potential for even greater innovation, and that will result from a more diverse pipeline of STEM professionals.
With several months still to go in the 2021/22 school year, Learning Undefeated already has reached more than 3,000 Delaware middle and high school students with STEM learning experiences designed to showcase high-growth STEM jobs across the state. The program introduces Delaware students to in-demand STEM careers and groundbreaking discoveries being made right in their own backyard. Learning Undefeated has served more than 4,500 Delaware students since 2018.
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.
Sojourners | Churches are part of communities; neighbors are familiar with them. They go to services there, they’ve gotten married there, they’ve buried their elders there. It’s critical we have community pillars like this that are safe places, safe havens where people can get vaccinated. That’s what congregations are now helping to do.