The Power of Discovery: STEM


The Power of Discovery: STEM2 is part of the California After School Network (CAN) and California STEM Learning Network’s (CSLNet) effort to mobilize a broad coalition of stakeholders who will work together to increase quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities in Out-of-School Time (OST) programs.  This initiative focuses on the creation and implementation of a robust, statewide system of Regional Innovation Support Providers and Virtual Innovation Supports.  These Regional and Virtual Innovation Supports will work together to implement a comprehensive multi-year strategic plan that will facilitate cross-sector partnerships and increase the professional capacity of OST programs to offer high quality STEM learning opportunities.  This initiative is made possible with the generous support and partnership from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, and the Samueli Foundation

We seek Regional Innovation Support Providers
The California After School Network and California STEM Learning Network are currently seeking qualified applicants to become one of three Regional Innovation Support Providers throughout California.   If you are interested in applying to become a Regional Innovation Support Provider, you will be asked to demonstrate your qualifications through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.  (read more)

We have a STEM Committee
The STEM Committee of the California Afterschool Network is a dedicated group of professionals sharing information, resources, promising practices, as well as a shared work plan intended to advance STEM in out-of-school time in California.  This Committee was recently approved by the California Afterschool Network Leadership Team to begin its work. (read more)