Partner Organizations are selected as based on our needs assessment that included a review of research on what factors makes these programs work best for girls, minorities and low-income students.
Not all of our Partner Organizations, however, look the same. Some may prioritize student mentoring, technical training, or community service. Some of our Partner Organizations may give attention to all three areas.
Yet, every Partner Organization provides a unique set of services that help us meet our mission.
The mission of Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is the dream of three African American men who at an early age learned the power of education and technology. While not being satisfied with the amount of diversification in their fields of engineering and financial management, they decided to leave Corporate America to start an organization which encouraged students to embrace the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Project SYNCERE designed to serve students in grades 1-12 and since it was officially launched 2009, it has since been able to serve more than 10,000 students throughout the nation
Partnerships. Project SYNCERE utilizes the resources of the community by working with target schools and other community organizations to implement our various programs. It works directly with school districts as well as local universities and community organizations to deliver its engineering focused programs. Through our vast partnerships we are able to impact students during the school day and during out-of-school time.
Problem-based Curriculum. Its problem-based curriculum has been inspirational in changing the way science and math is taught in a number of schools.
Hands-On Approach. Using a hands-on approach to educating students Project SYNCERE has been able to create a spark for children to discover that science and math is fun, cool and rewarding. The program has helped to raise students’ grades and increase their interest in the STEM fields.
STEM Professionals Training Staff. Students are led by engineers and other STEM professionals through real-world engineering problems that help them understand how the work we are doing in class is connected to the real-world.
E-CADEMY is an out-of-school time engineering program that is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 and 9-11 for enrollment in post-secondary STEM programs. The program utilizes the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, to teach students how to apply engineering skills to identify problems, create unique solutions and lead their own learning experience. Over the course of 32-weeks during the school year, students work both in teams and individually to develop the skills and knowledge required for success at the post-secondary level.
ENpowered is an in-school programs utilize a project-based learning approach, which encourages students to integrate technology and research in order to formulate ideas and develop solutions to engineering-focused case studies. This program takes place during the school day to supplement students learning and increase their interest and skills in the STEM fields. Students also have the opportunity to attend ENpowered Summer STEM Camp.
9012 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
Jason Coleman, Co-Founder & Executive Director