Lumity Preparing teens and young adults for lifelong STEM careers Lumity’s mission is to provide youth and young adults from underserved communities with transformational experiences to prepare them for lifelong STEM careers.

Lumity’s vision is that every student has access to STEM career readiness throughout high school.

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12/08/2021

We love a full circle experience! Camille participated in our program in high school and now, as a UX designer, is helping Lumity build a new STEM Career Prep teacher portal. We’re thrilled to reconnect with Camille and have her work on this project with Saggezza.

#STEM #uxdesign #careerpreparation

Lumity's Von Steuben students had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a One Day STEM Challenge hosted by Ferrara...
12/06/2021

Lumity's Von Steuben students had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a One Day STEM Challenge hosted by Ferrara.

25 students worked with 17 coaches to present innovative product ideas for the fan-favorite sweet, Nerds, with #STEM applications. Thank you Ferrara for an amazing event!

Lumity's Von Steuben students had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a One Day STEM Challenge hosted by Ferrara.

25 students worked with 17 coaches to present innovative product ideas for the fan-favorite sweet, Nerds, with #STEM applications. Thank you Ferrara for an amazing event!

12/01/2021

Lumity’s STEMWorks program prepared Spencer for the opportunities he wanted to pursue by exposing him to careers in manufacturing, truck driving, and healthcare. After receiving job offers and interest from our partners, he’s now working with our staff to deliberate on the best option for his future. Great work Spencer!

#STEMWorks #careerpreparation

We are thrilled to announce Accenture Managing Director Chris Johnston as Lumity’s new board chair. A 12-year Lumity boa...
11/26/2021

We are thrilled to announce Accenture Managing Director Chris Johnston as Lumity’s new board chair. A 12-year Lumity board member and former board treasurer, Chris is now accepting the chairman position from his colleague and friend, Steve Betts. Together, their leadership has been key to Lumity in so many ways and we are excited for this next phase of our work together!

Learn more about Chris’ vision for the board and his experience thus far: https://lumity.org/22036-2/

We are thrilled to announce Accenture Managing Director Chris Johnston as Lumity’s new board chair. A 12-year Lumity board member and former board treasurer, Chris is now accepting the chairman position from his colleague and friend, Steve Betts. Together, their leadership has been key to Lumity in so many ways and we are excited for this next phase of our work together!

Learn more about Chris’ vision for the board and his experience thus far: https://lumity.org/22036-2/

During his transformational five-year tenure as Lumity’s board chair, Steve Betts led Lumity’s pivot to focus on inspiri...
11/22/2021

During his transformational five-year tenure as Lumity’s board chair, Steve Betts led Lumity’s pivot to focus on inspiring Chicago’s next-gen STEM leaders and developing our current amazing board.

Now, as he hands the Lumity board chair reins to Accenture Managing Director Chris Johnston, we’re grateful that Steve will remain as a board member and for his impact on the organization.

Read about Steve’s insights and lessons learned, in his own words, while leading Lumity’s board: https://lumity.org/steve-betts-impact-insights/

During his transformational five-year tenure as Lumity’s board chair, Steve Betts led Lumity’s pivot to focus on inspiring Chicago’s next-gen STEM leaders and developing our current amazing board.

Now, as he hands the Lumity board chair reins to Accenture Managing Director Chris Johnston, we’re grateful that Steve will remain as a board member and for his impact on the organization.

Read about Steve’s insights and lessons learned, in his own words, while leading Lumity’s board: https://lumity.org/steve-betts-impact-insights/

11/15/2021

Seeing students like Jalia succeed with a smile is what gets us up each morning! Jalia recognized the value of the opportunities provided by Lumity's STEMWorks program-- and the value of the Lumity network and support system! Every member of our community--from staff to sponsors--are key to our students’ experiences and success.

#STEM #Lumity

As part of our STEMWorks program, we hosted a mentoring event with incredible guests: Melissa Tate, Monica Bibbs, Maria ...
11/11/2021

As part of our STEMWorks program, we hosted a mentoring event with incredible guests: Melissa Tate, Monica Bibbs, Maria Benitez, Kenneth Townsend & Brandy Buchanan all stopped by to provide students with tips and advice on how to navigate a nascent professional career.

Check out some pics from this awesome night.

#STEM #careerpreparation #Lumity

We're excited to announce that three new #STEM leaders have joined Lumity's board this fall! Please welcome to the board...
11/08/2021

We're excited to announce that three new #STEM leaders have joined Lumity's board this fall!

Please welcome to the board:
• Roshni Joshi, Director of Customer Engineering, Google Cloud at Google
• Aparna Misra, IT Sr. Director at AON
• Burak Pirgun, Partner at Clarity Partners, LLC

We're excited to announce that three new #STEM leaders have joined Lumity's board this fall!

Please welcome to the board:
• Roshni Joshi, Director of Customer Engineering, Google Cloud at Google
• Aparna Misra, IT Sr. Director at AON
• Burak Pirgun, Partner at Clarity Partners, LLC

Lumity is looking for a new candidate to join the STEM Career Prep Team! The Program Facilitator will provide career rea...
11/04/2021

Lumity is looking for a new candidate to join the STEM Career Prep Team! The Program Facilitator will provide career readiness and life skills to prepare students for lifelong STEM careers.

This is an amazing opportunity to support teens and young adults from underserved communities of Chicago.

If you know someone who would be interested in this role, please share the job listing linked below: https://careers.npo.net/job/program-facilitator-chicago-illinois-32188

Lumity is looking for a new candidate to join the STEM Career Prep Team! The Program Facilitator will provide career readiness and life skills to prepare students for lifelong STEM careers.

This is an amazing opportunity to support teens and young adults from underserved communities of Chicago.

If you know someone who would be interested in this role, please share the job listing linked below: https://careers.npo.net/job/program-facilitator-chicago-illinois-32188

11/01/2021
Meet Alyssa

Whatever our students’ #STEM career goals may be, Lumity works with them to succeed. Alyssa came to Lumity to further her career in Information Technology and has now worked her way into two IT boot camp programs. Congrats Alyssa!

#informationtechnology #Career

We are proud to announce that our Lumity alum, Ramsha Essa, is heading to Saggezza as part of their Project Sprout progr...
10/28/2021

We are proud to announce that our Lumity alum, Ramsha Essa, is heading to Saggezza as part of their Project Sprout program!

Ramsha received her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and credits her high school experience with Lumity for laying the foundation for her STEM skills and interests. “I enjoyed almost everything when I was in the program and it became an eye-opener to a lot of different opportunities I would have had no idea about.”

Read more about Ramsha here: https://lumity.org/lumity-alum-ramsha-essa-heading-to-saggezza/

We are proud to announce that our Lumity alum, Ramsha Essa, is heading to Saggezza as part of their Project Sprout program!

Ramsha received her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and credits her high school experience with Lumity for laying the foundation for her STEM skills and interests. “I enjoyed almost everything when I was in the program and it became an eye-opener to a lot of different opportunities I would have had no idea about.”

Read more about Ramsha here: https://lumity.org/lumity-alum-ramsha-essa-heading-to-saggezza/

Through a bit of small world fate, we recently reconnected with Camille Kulanda, who participated in our program at Von ...
10/13/2021

Through a bit of small world fate, we recently reconnected with Camille Kulanda, who participated in our program at Von Steuben High School. Now, Camille is a UX designer teaming up with Lumity to help build our new STEM Career Prep teacher portal through our partnership with her company, Saggezza.

Learn more about how Lumity shaped Camille’s love for UX design and the vastness of our Lumity network: https://lumity.org/lumity-network-meet-camille-kulanda/

Through a bit of small world fate, we recently reconnected with Camille Kulanda, who participated in our program at Von Steuben High School. Now, Camille is a UX designer teaming up with Lumity to help build our new STEM Career Prep teacher portal through our partnership with her company, Saggezza.

Learn more about how Lumity shaped Camille’s love for UX design and the vastness of our Lumity network: https://lumity.org/lumity-network-meet-camille-kulanda/

10/05/2021

For Nicole Walker with Health Care Service Corporation, volunteering with Lumity is an amazing opportunity to impact young people’s lives. Whether it’s by showing them what’s possible or encouraging them to be fearless about their passions, Nicole finds that the experience builds resiliency for the students and encourages others to volunteer their time and knowledge.

Learn more about volunteering here: https://lumity.org/get-involved/

We’re elated to have amazing partners like Pariveda Solutions! For their recent annual charity golf outing, 23 golfers h...
09/29/2021

We’re elated to have amazing partners like Pariveda Solutions! For their recent annual charity golf outing, 23 golfers hit the links and raised money for Lumity’s STEM Prep and STEMWorks programs.🏌️‍♂️

Ronald McClain sent over a few pics from the outing and it looked like a blast.

09/16/2021

Hear why Julie Fults is encouraging more companies to become corporate hosts for Lumity events below. Her experience hosting as part of the KPMG team has been a rewarding opportunity to connect with Chicagoland’s future innovators and leaders and help them learn about STEM career pathways.

Thank you to Julie Fults and KPMG for exposing Lumity students to amazing STEM opportunities!

09/09/2021

Inspired by her brother’s long-time involvement with Lumity, Ferrara’s Melissa Tate reached out to have her company become a Lumity corporate sponsor. Since then, Melissa and Ferrara have shown immense support and even hosted an incredible virtual Real World Problems event, where our students showcased their STEM solutions for issues that affect their daily lives.

Hear from Melissa below and learn more about our corporate host opportunities here: https://lumity.org/get-involved/

08/31/2021

Derek Wong found Lumity students to be “excited, engaged, and curious” throughout their time with him as a corporate host at Northwestern University. Spending entire days full of research talks and laboratory tours, our students relished the opportunity by Northwestern and Derek to expand their knowledge about STEM and apply it to real-world problems.

Interested in hosting Lumity students? Find out more about joining Derek Wong as a corporate host here: https://lnkd.in/d4G8-nCR

Our longtime friend and supporter, Charles L. Gill, has published a new book outlining his spiritual, personal, and prof...
08/19/2021

Our longtime friend and supporter, Charles L. Gill, has published a new book outlining his spiritual, personal, and professional growth leadership principles. It’s a must-read for anyone seeking to use their experience in business to become better leaders and impact people’s lives.

Read more about Charles’ book, trajectory, and philosophy here: https://lumity.org/charles-gill-stem-leader-lumity-volunteer-leadership-author/

Buy The Path To True Leadership: A Strategy for Leadership Growth: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-path-to-true-leadership-charles-l-gill/1139561614

Our longtime friend and supporter, Charles L. Gill, has published a new book outlining his spiritual, personal, and professional growth leadership principles. It’s a must-read for anyone seeking to use their experience in business to become better leaders and impact people’s lives.

Read more about Charles’ book, trajectory, and philosophy here: https://lumity.org/charles-gill-stem-leader-lumity-volunteer-leadership-author/

Buy The Path To True Leadership: A Strategy for Leadership Growth: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-path-to-true-leadership-charles-l-gill/1139561614

08/10/2021

As a corporate host with KPMG, Joe Moawad showed Lumity students what their future in STEM could be and, in return, he was inspired by the opportunity to find the next generation of #STEM leaders. Hear Joe speak about his experience with our students below.

Learn more about becoming a corporate host like Joe and KPMG: https://lumity.org/get-involved/

As a STEMWorks volunteer, Monica Bibbs is dedicated to providing Lumity students with the same quality mentoring that sh...
07/29/2021

As a STEMWorks volunteer, Monica Bibbs is dedicated to providing Lumity students with the same quality mentoring that shaped her career. “People helped me along the way. Those acts of kindness changed everything about my life and I try to follow those examples.”

Learn about Monica’s journey from young mom to #STEM leader at ITW and the role her “ancestor team” plays for her here: https://lumity.org/monica-bibbs-on-how-mentoring-shapes-success/

Interested in joining Monica? Become a #Lumity volunteer today.

As a STEMWorks volunteer, Monica Bibbs is dedicated to providing Lumity students with the same quality mentoring that shaped her career. “People helped me along the way. Those acts of kindness changed everything about my life and I try to follow those examples.”

Learn about Monica’s journey from young mom to #STEM leader at ITW and the role her “ancestor team” plays for her here: https://lumity.org/monica-bibbs-on-how-mentoring-shapes-success/

Interested in joining Monica? Become a #Lumity volunteer today.

“People blossom under guidance and attention —and young people respond very visibly to how people treat them. Too many y...
07/15/2021

“People blossom under guidance and attention —and young people respond very visibly to how people treat them. Too many young people don’t have a safety net to learn from their mistakes.” --Tori Vazquez, Lumity’s Clinical Services & Alumni Coordinator.

At Lumity, Tori builds safety nets for our participants—not only to “catch them” but to help them learn to catch themselves and get back up. Learn how Tori tackles systematic challenges by empowering Chicagoland youth: https://lumity.org/tori-vazquez-on-safety-nets-and-the-lumity-network/

“People blossom under guidance and attention —and young people respond very visibly to how people treat them. Too many young people don’t have a safety net to learn from their mistakes.” --Tori Vazquez, Lumity’s Clinical Services & Alumni Coordinator.

At Lumity, Tori builds safety nets for our participants—not only to “catch them” but to help them learn to catch themselves and get back up. Learn how Tori tackles systematic challenges by empowering Chicagoland youth: https://lumity.org/tori-vazquez-on-safety-nets-and-the-lumity-network/

Lumity program facilitator Raheed Davis understands the power of diversity and sees firsthand how the Lumity network con...
06/28/2021

Lumity program facilitator Raheed Davis understands the power of diversity and sees firsthand how the Lumity network connects professionals from various backgrounds, #STEM industries, and companies around social good.

Read Raheed’s thoughts on the Lumity Network’s impact and what sparked his interest in different cultures: https://lumity.org/lumity-power-of-diversity/

Lumity program facilitator Raheed Davis understands the power of diversity and sees firsthand how the Lumity network connects professionals from various backgrounds, #STEM industries, and companies around social good.

Read Raheed’s thoughts on the Lumity Network’s impact and what sparked his interest in different cultures: https://lumity.org/lumity-power-of-diversity/

Fostering #creativity is a pillar of Lumity’s work with students. Our new staff member, Simone Smith, has hit the ground...
05/10/2021

Fostering #creativity is a pillar of Lumity’s work with students. Our new staff member, Simone Smith, has hit the ground running, collaborating with the rest of the #STEMCareerPrep team to bring hands-on, creative #STEM projects to more than 500 students across five high schools in the #Chicagoland area.

Learn more about Simone and why creativity and collaboration live at the heart of Lumity: https://lumity.org/at-the-heart-of-lumity-creativity-and-collaboration/

Fostering #creativity is a pillar of Lumity’s work with students. Our new staff member, Simone Smith, has hit the ground running, collaborating with the rest of the #STEMCareerPrep team to bring hands-on, creative #STEM projects to more than 500 students across five high schools in the #Chicagoland area.

Learn more about Simone and why creativity and collaboration live at the heart of Lumity: https://lumity.org/at-the-heart-of-lumity-creativity-and-collaboration/

Lumity’s new Director of STEMWorks, Charlisa Pugh is an experienced professional who has dedicated her career to helping...
05/03/2021

Lumity’s new Director of STEMWorks, Charlisa Pugh is an experienced professional who has dedicated her career to helping youth find and pursue their career passions. That, in turn, is her passion.

In a short period of time, Charlisa has already tremendously impacted the youth she teaches and our organization. We recently chatted with Charlisa to talk about her work and why her passion led her to Lumity. Read here: https://lumity.org/stemworks-is-passion-work/

Lumity’s new Director of STEMWorks, Charlisa Pugh is an experienced professional who has dedicated her career to helping youth find and pursue their career passions. That, in turn, is her passion.

In a short period of time, Charlisa has already tremendously impacted the youth she teaches and our organization. We recently chatted with Charlisa to talk about her work and why her passion led her to Lumity. Read here: https://lumity.org/stemworks-is-passion-work/

As schools across the country battled with a drastic decline in student engagement and morale, Tommie Arens and the rest...
04/27/2021

As schools across the country battled with a drastic decline in student engagement and morale, Tommie Arens and the rest of the Lumity staff worked tirelessly to adapt to virtual teaching.

As the Director of our STEM Career Prep program, Tommie leads the team to facilitate rewarding online experiences to roughly 580 ninth-graders in five high schools.

Read Tommie’s reflection on the past year and what it has meant to our students: https://lumity.org/tommie-arens-director-on-lumitys-continued-impact/

As schools across the country battled with a drastic decline in student engagement and morale, Tommie Arens and the rest of the Lumity staff worked tirelessly to adapt to virtual teaching.

As the Director of our STEM Career Prep program, Tommie leads the team to facilitate rewarding online experiences to roughly 580 ninth-graders in five high schools.

Read Tommie’s reflection on the past year and what it has meant to our students: https://lumity.org/tommie-arens-director-on-lumitys-continued-impact/

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We are pleased to announce that Burak Pirgun, a partner here at Clarity, has taken a board seat with Lumity, a local nonprofit that works to bring STEM education to teens and young adults from underserved, Chicagoland communities. Clarity Partners is excited to further grow our relationship with this organization and assist with their mission to help build the foundational support for the next generation of STEM leaders. #theclarityway #stemeducation #communityengagement
An insightful look by Crain's Chicago Business at the disparity of wealth between White and Black families and what community organizations including Lumity, CNI and others are doing to try and bridge the gap.
Join Lumity’s for their virtual Annual Benefit & STEM Fair on Thursday, March 11 at 6 pm (CST). The event will feature two high school freshman teams, competing in the final stage of Lumity’s Annual STEM Fair; A “Fireside Chat” with youth who’ve successfully completed Lumity’s STEMWorks program and have launched their STEM careers; Video message from Senator Dick Durbin; and Networking rooms to catch-up with friends and to make new ones. Register now at https://registration.socio.events/e/lumity/promo-codes/LUMITY #networking #STEM #careers #innovation #ChicagoInnovationEcosystem
Congratulations to Fletcher McCombie who was recently elected to join the junior board of Lumity! Lumity is a Chicago based non-profit that focuses on preparing local teens for careers in STEM.
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City of Harvey, We’re just 2 DAYS AWAY from “The Link Up” thelinkupchi, we are so excited to be of service on Saturday at Refuge Church Midwest located at 14720 Page Avenue, from 1pm to 4pm. • • • We’ve been working diligently to ensure we are providing a plethora of positivity for the residents of Harvey! • • • Thank you to all our sponsors and donors: Lumity Whitney Hampton - Hampton Real Estate Johnnie Morgan Gower Promotional Services #BagLadyOutreach @Angel Buckley #TheRevolutionaryInitiative pennyup_ Mike Davis #SpeedZonedrivethru
Today’s #ChamberChangeMaker is Lumity. Partnering with CPS and over 25 STEM companies, they make STEM learning exciting, relevant, and possible for students in underserved Chicago communities. Interested in becoming a volunteer or donating? Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2BLOC7R and https://bit.ly/2VQIpOM
Giving back is core to Pariveda and our summer philanthropic internship program is a major component. Last summer, Chicago Finterns and Fins partnered with Lumity to build an app to support their program and collect student feedback. Ron McClain reflects on why he volunteers with Lumity: https://lumity.org/learn-coach-give-why-i-volunteer-with-lumity/ #learncoachgive #parivedaCHI
NEXT 2020 is thrilled to partner with Tourism Vancouver to announce this year's CSR recipient - Lumity! This awesome organization prepares teens and young adults for lifelong STEM careers. Bring your donations of used or new iPhones📲 , iPads, computer monitors 🖥(24”), computer keyboards ⌨️ with mouse, any laptops 💻 (not older than 5 years) to Convene on Feb. 12 to do your part to help (and get a head start on spring cleaning!) #mpicac #eventprofs #meetingprofs #NEXT2020
Congratulations to the winning team 'In IT to Win IT' from the One Day Lumity Innovation Challenge last week at our Chicago headquarters. The students from Amundsen High School created an actuary focused mobile app concept to help our members decrease the time it takes to see their primary care physician utilizing emerging technologies.
Former Blue Cross Blue Shield CIO Steve Betts discusses Lumity at the CDM Media Cares event. Lumity is a STEM-education program that benefits inner-city school children and their pursuit of technology-based learning. #stevebetts #lumity #technologylearning #cdmmediacares #cio