By: Alexandra Kirchner, Development Administrator
Chicago HOPES for Kids is thrilled to announce that we have been named the recipient of a $50,000 grant through NBC Project Innovation. The grant will support the expansion of STEM curriculum in our After-School programs located in homeless shelters across the city of Chicago.
Many of our students lack access to STEM enrichment because of their socioeconomic status. However, STEM has become an increasingly important aspect of education as it opens up boundless opportunities for children to discover more of their world and build a brighter future. This grant will fund a new curriculum partner, NextWaveSTEM, as well as more technology such as tablets and ChromeBooks to deliver an online literacy curriculum and STEM enrichment during COVID-19 and beyond.
We are grateful to NBC-5 and Telemundo for featuring our work on the air and online - you can find broadcast clips and web stories linked below. Thank you to NBC Project Innovation for your support in our transformative work in the lives of students experiencing homelessness!