We seek to encourage diverse youth to live, learn, love and embrace arts and science as an everyday experience! Our work empowers each student to become a steward of our planet while making sure that they empathetically contemplate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) disciplines as an inspiring and fulfilling professional career path!
We are a Boulder-based organization that develops and brings Bilingual and Multicultural educational programs and other consulting services to reach our local diverse students, families and the general public with personally relevant educational experiences on Colorado’s environment, science and culture.
What we do:
CLACE develops and facilitates after-school programs that embrace STEM education enthusiastically, now being recognized as an integral part of not only the informal science education landscape but as important partners in the larger national efforts to improve STEM education.
CLACE’s programmatic goals are to help students learn to value STEM subjects, become problem solvers and environmental stewards. We accomplish this by making sure to provide all students with inquiry- based experiences that help develop their capacity to understand and interpret the natural world while acquiring the ability to reason scientifically. Observation, data collection and documentation, and bilingual communication are all skills that develop as students discover the ideas and concepts in our various STEM experiences and multicultural curriculum.
We are experts in:
Developing bilingual and multicultural curricula and STEM programing (K-12), Professional Development (workshops and Presentations) with an emphasis on best multicultural strategies, Family and Community involvement through nights and family events that bring real life transforming and empowering opportunities to all involved.
CLACE works closely and partners with NASA, LASP, CU Boulder, SSI, NIH, Boulder County and many other organizations on the design of culturally-relevant approaches to STEM education, including local media in developing the proposed through:
▪ Design and management of multicultural and bilingual STEM programing and products
▪ Professional Development: Multicultural strategies in STEM curricula
▪ Education and Outreach specialists
▪ Product marketing and sales
▪ Research into best practices
▪ Response to grant opportunities and other forms of external funding
▪ Coalition building
▪ Translation services
“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” - Eleanor Roosevelt