Frequently Asked Questions

What is STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Can you help me find a STEM program for my child?

We would recommend starting with our STEM Program Asset Map, which is a directory of over 150 STEM programs in the Philadelphia region. All you have to do is type in your zip code and programs near you will appear. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Send us an email.

Can you share my STEM event or resource on your website?

Email us a link to your STEM event or resource with a short description of what it is. We’ll read over your message and determine whether it is a good fit for our site.

What is STEMcityPHL’s relationship to city government?

When STEMcityPHL was established in 2014, we were housed in the Mayor’s Office of Education. In 2016, we moved to the Commerce Department. Specifically, Commerce’s Talent Development Unit. The Talent Development Unit partners with public and private entities, academic institutions, employers and workforce training agencies to create programming that supports tangible pipelines to employment and success for all Philadelphians. We work within this unit to address the national problem of the leaky STEM pipeline from a local context. Our goal is to provide quality access to STEM education and careers to K-12 youth, particularly youth who are underrepresented and underserved in STEM.

Is STEMcityPHL a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?

Yes, we operate as a non-profit organization within city government. We receive our 501(c)(3) tax status through our fiscal sponsorship with the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia.