My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CityScience, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Our community based organization has worked with CityScience for 4 consecutive years. The positive feedback we get from our youth is the driving force for inviting CityScience's STEM instructors back year after year. From life science programs that bring in 10 different species of bugs to our classroom to a Making program that led kids through the process of making their own solar chargers it is always exciting to plan new programs with CityScience.
In addition to quality hands-on STEM explorations for youth, CityScience has provided several staff trainings for our after-school youth development workers. What I appreciate about CityScience workshops is the emphasis on facilitating STEM activities. Often times our staff are not comfortable teaching STEM but CityScience puts facilitation and discussion ahead of complicated content. This shift in thinking is great because I've noticed that our staff is now more comfortable learning side by side with the students - demonstrating that science is really about finding answers together with research and teamwork.
Knowing their work, I recommend donors support CityScience. I know they pride themselves on having a great "library" of supplies available. Working in New York I can attest to the need for more high quality science supplies in our programs.