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 provides educational programs and other consulting services to reach diverse students, families and the general public with personally relevant educational experiences on Colorado’s environment, science and culture. 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. We are also consultants for NASA, NIH and many other organizations on the design of culturally-relevant approaches to education, including local media.
CLACE Founder and CEO is a UN Translator with over 20 years of experience. Please visit our Translation Services section to learn more.
What we do:
It is important that we increase the number of Hispanic students completing degrees in STEM and make sure that our diverse youth has a strong presence in the STEM future of our nation. We understand that parental encouragement and involvement is one of the strongest influences on Hispanic students’ early educational aspirations and we believe that to reach our goals, there needs to exist a family support system to help develop and encourage students interest in STEM careers.
We are experts in:
In collaboration to several partner organizations who share our goals and that of our students -and their parents- we develop cultural appropriate STEM programing, Professional Development (workshops and Presentations), hands-on experiences and Family events that bring real life transforming and empowering opportunities to all involved. CLACE works closely with government, research, community and education partners in developing the proposed through:
- Design of Cultural relevant programs and products
- Program delivery and professional development training
- 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