Community Partners

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The Foundation constantly looks for ways to promote STEM education and STEM programs in the community. Through our network of partners and friends, we are able to reach out to more community members as well as form a closely knit conglomerate of cooperating organizations. We know that the way to promote valuable initiatives is to work together and form teams.
Below is a list and description of some of our community partners and what they do! Check them out.

Community Partners

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)

The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development. To accomplish this objective, APAPA provides the following core services to the community.

California Afterschool Network (CAN)

The Mission of the California Afterschool Network is to provide out-of-school time practitioners, advocates, and community members with the resources and tools necessary to build high quality out-of-school time programs in California

Creative Marbles Consultancy

Creative Marbles was founded in 2001 with a vision to provide the highest quality educational advising services possible. Being client centered, we listen before defining solutions to meet clients individual needs. Our clients count on our objectivity, decades of experience and timeliness in answering a variety of complex educational questions.
Our culture of continuous improvement together with cutting-edge research, allows us to provide maximum value at a fair price.

FIRST Robotics

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Hacker Lab

Our Philosophy
We believe that technology can change the world and the starting point is education. Hacker Lab aims to educate folks and spark innovation with community driven resources. Collectively we can build a brighter future using lean methods in both education and business.

InVINCIble Enterprises

Cari Lyn Vinci is founder of InVINCIble Enterprises, an organization that designs and develops print and digital products to help solve the STEM talent pool problems for Fortune 1000 companies. To do that, we empower smart, talented teens to become the future business owners & leaders in STE@M industries, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART and MATH. The changed 21st century demonstrates significant shortcomings in preparing teens, especially young women, for the opportunities in STE@M that this century offers.


At Mathalicious, we think the world is an interesting place full of interesting questions. Do people with small feet pay too much for shoes? Do taller Olympic sprinters have an unfair advantage? How have video game consoles changed over time…and are we building the Matrix?
We also think math class is the perfect place for students and teachers to explore questions like these, and that it can be the most interesting part of the day.


Mobirobo is a small, focused consulting firm. Our clients include small and large companies, but we specialize in helping early-stage and pre/post first round funded start-ups in the web, mobile, and game space.

Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)

RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching), a non-profit organization was founded in 1994 in California, USA. RAFT’s main focus is to inspire, engage and educate children through the power of hands-on teaching.
Learning by doing. This simple yet powerful concept has been RAFT’s objective since its inception. Hands-on education translates abstract and complex subjects by incorporating activities that help children learn by doing. This ignites their interest, nurtures their natural curiosity, and also helps maintain a lifelong love of learning.


SARTA is accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the Sacramento region. We are the nexus that links technology leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations, and educational institutions.
We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2001, and focused on a nine-county region of Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Science Buddies

The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips.

Sierra College

Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.
With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills.  Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.
Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs


SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.


As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources.


Techbridge launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. Since our founding, we’ve worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. We believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and to that aim we’ve created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.


C-STEM (Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program for Undergraduate Admission to all UC campuses. Therefore,  participation in the C-STEM program, C-STEM student individual and team awards, and extracurricular activities are recognized in the UC admissions process as achievements that have explicitly prepared students for college and career. New undergraduate applicants in on-line application can select C-STEM as a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program.

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