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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Environment, Environmental Education, Food, Nutrition, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: CityScience is committed to raising the quality of science education and supporting environmental stewardship. By using the natural and built environments of cities as laboratories for active learning, we transform teaching to make science relevant and engaging for PreK-8 students.

Target demographics: Urban youth connect science to their natural and built environments.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 671 Students for a total of 60,380 hours and 337 teachers for a total of 3730 hours.

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Capacity building that comes in 4 tiers. Regardless of budget or experience leading STEM activities, CityScience's goal is helping clients raise their ability to facilitate quality STEM programs by providing: 1. Free STEM resources 2. Hands-on student explorations 3. Teacher workshops 4. Capacity building partnerships

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our "Health Maker Lab" (HML)---a new Nonprofit in Brooklyn, NY---has been the appreciative recipient of CityScience's kind, unstinting and effective support.

Due to our co-aligned interests in mobile and pop-up tech education, CitySci has graciously helped us to advance our ambitious mission. To start, CityScience has acted---on a gratis basis---as our monthly Meetup's ("HCx3DP Meetup NY") venue host over the last year. The Team at CitySci has also participated as our Meetup's expert presenters.

Much of what we do at HML is related or driven by Digital Fabrication: think 3D Printing. So, our opportunities to cross-pollinate via common STEM or STEAM vectors (cooperating on new, educator-focused "project-based learning" and "design thinking) are extensive and exciting.

CitySci is now freely consulting to us on our NSF application in this STEM arena ("Advancing Informal STEM Learning").

We believe that CityScience is worthy of serious support because it educates K-8 students and their teachers via the effective amalgam of "City" and "Science."

Sincerely,

Land Grant,
Founder, Health Maker Lab, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CityScience is innovating in one of THE key spaces of the 21st C.---ultra-urban, K-8 education. We're a nation of cities, of technology and of creativity. CitySci is effectively "synergizing" ALL three---by empowering the future success of the young and their "will-be" communities.

We are an organization steeped in leading-edge tech in digital fabrication, the Maker Movement and Citizen-Science healthcare solutions in NYC. Thus, we have a special and knowledgeable perspective on sectors of CitySci's rich field of play---particularly in STEM & STE(A)M. We also collaborate with CitySci in tech- and education-network cross-pollination and Meetup event production.

We know CitySci and its leadership and staff---personally and organizationally---as consummate professionals. We can unfailingly depend on their team to make good on our co-operations.

In our hands-on experience in these fields, we find CityScience to be delightfully unique---and hence an organization that should garner all the additional support that it seeks. It does good...and well... CitySci demonstrates the capability to effectively deploy and employ many more resources in pursuit of its nonprofit mission.

Forward-thinking donors---concerned about the near-future of our tech and creative-enfused society---should write CityScience bigger checks!





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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working at City Science has been a pleasure. They were very flexible in working around my school schedule, and it was great to be able to apply what I've learned in the classroom as an engineering student to my work at City Science. Being able to put together fun and exciting engineering design challenges for middle school and elementary school students is a great way to get kids interested in STEM. I also learned a lot about science and engineering along the way, which in turn helped me with my studies. Working at City Science is exciting because no two days are ever the same.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These guys are the real deal- they're truly dedicated to spreading STEM education to the urban youth of New York. From the minute I started working here, I could see the raw, committed energy to meeting everyday goals and providing STEM expertise. They also have tons of high-quality resources from their lending library. Simply amazing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came into the org as a teacher with some classroom experience. CityScience has helped me grow as a teacher, project manager, and leader. With just the right balance of freedom and direction, Thor and Matt have led me but also let me take me the lead on some projects. There's a team spirit atmosphere and every member of the team is important and valued.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been worked at CityScience this summer about The Food In The Big Apple project. All the experience that I've got during the project was precious and influential to me. Also, during the project, I could feel the effort from CityScience that they're trying to broaden children science education. Their projects about science education (like food project or Lego as I seen) looks interesting even to me and very educational to children. I was so impressed that they were much cared about children not only education in a big side but also even about the details related to the children's interest. They communicate a lot with staffs and accept all the feedback to be more helpful to children. It's so grateful that I was participated in the project and worked at CityScience!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having briefly worked for CityScience over the summer, I was able to directly witness all their wonderful contributions to early childhood education first hand. The programs are not only an educational summer learning experience, but they are exciting and make learning science interesting! In doing so, CityScience is working to develop a genuine interest in science in children early on in life and by making learning fun they do just that. As a person with a love for science myself, I only wish I had been a part of a program like this when I was younger. The Food in The Big Apple program was one of my absolute favorite experiences yet!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Jesse Gilman, and I have been a volunteer at CityScience for a little over a year now. My experience has been nothing but positive and enriching. I have gained incredibly valuable access to a workplace environment, and met amazing, friendly, and caring people. I can say without a doubt that everyone at CityScience is enthusiastic about science and scientific knowledge, and they all welcomed me to the group with open arms. It truly is an amazing group that I am proud to be associated with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience work there!

I participate the design of Low line project which is interesting and very helpful for the K-12 students. I think CityScience has done a lot in K-12 education.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked at CityScience for 9 months, as an office intern and as a STEM instructor on their "Food in the Big Apple" program.

CityScience gave me a great opportunity to teach in New York, which I am thankful for, and the science courses they run for K-8 students are excellent.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CityScience's lending library is what we have been looking for all along to help make our after school program's STEM activities real and engaging. It's almost like going into a candy shop at CityScience because there's everything you can imagine from circuit boards to building materials to LEGO robotics parts--- even insects, like their rad old lady praying mantis. However, they go beyond just being a library, Thor and his staff provide great recommendations of projects for the youth you serve. There is a myriad of resources from DVDs to books to samples. CityScience serves a need in the community for sure--- many afterschool programs need the help that they provide.