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

Mission: Our mission is to provide teens and young adults in underserved communities with transformational experiences to prepare them for lifelong STEM careers.

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We have some sweet news! We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Ferrara to continue developing, empowering ...
12/29/2020

We have some sweet news! We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Ferrara to continue developing, empowering and investing in Chicagoland’s next-gen #STEM leaders and entrepreneurs.

As part of Ferrara’s mission to “Share Delight in Every Bite,” they are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our local community. Ferrara is helping Lumity provide volunteers, professional development, and job opportunities to youth from underserved communities. We’re excited about this partnership and the work we’ll be able to accomplish. #ThankYou, Ferrara!

Thanks Avantor for the #AvantorFoundation grant to help us strengthen the pipeline of future scientists!
12/18/2020

Thanks Avantor for the #AvantorFoundation grant to help us strengthen the pipeline of future scientists!

Committed to setting science in motion to create a better world, we’re supporting our communities around the globe with goodness through donations amid COVID-19 and #AvantorFoundation grants to advance healthcare and #STEM education. Read how: http://ow.ly/7M6F50CO8gE

#AvantorStrong #AvantorSetsScienceInMotion

"There is power in networks. Not only in the connections but in giving people opportunities and seeing how powerful it i...
12/16/2020

"There is power in networks. Not only in the connections but in giving people opportunities and seeing how powerful it is when they step up.”

The inspiring story of Maria Benitez, an internal auditor and one of the founding members of Lumity’s Associate Board, shows how transformational experiences can help pave the way to a #STEM career.

Learn more about Maria and how Lumity’s Associate Board is using the power of their professional network to get through this tough year and develop the next generation of STEM professionals.

https://lumity.org/step-up-for-stem-experiences-that-pave-the-way-to-a-stem-career/

In a year full of surprises, Karen Manilow was one of the few welcomed ones. A fellow teacher and passionate advocate fo...
12/01/2020

In a year full of surprises, Karen Manilow was one of the few welcomed ones. A fellow teacher and passionate advocate for education, she recently became one of Lumity’s newest supporters.

On #GivingTuesday, learn more about Karen and how gifts like hers play a critical role in helping Lumity provide transformational #STEM experiences.

https://lumity.org/step-up-for-stem-leveling-the-stem-playing-field/

11/26/2020
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11/15/2020

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Whatever we call it, today’s education environment is here for a bit longer. So, how can we, as educators, make remote learning as engaging as possible?

Because we are all in this together, we wanted to share the top five strategies we learned from our virtual summer program for our STEM Prep students.

Check them out: https://bit.ly/LumityELearning

Whatever we call it, today’s education environment is here for a bit longer. So, how can we, as educators, make remote l...
11/14/2020

Whatever we call it, today’s education environment is here for a bit longer. So, how can we, as educators, make remote learning as engaging as possible?

Because we are all in this together, we wanted to share the top five strategies we learned from our virtual summer program for our STEM Prep students.

Check them out: https://bit.ly/LumityELearning

11/12/2020
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Dealing with a shortage of American Sign Language interpreters, students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy ideated an app that helps translate spoken language into ASL. For their 2020 Lumity #STEMFair project, Team Akuo took a real-world problem that affected their community and introduced a solution that could improve countless lives.

Thank you Clarity Partners, LLC for sponsoring team Akuo, this year’s #STEMFair winners! #STEM #STEMEducation #Innovation

11/11/2020

Dealing with a shortage of American Sign Language interpreters, students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy ideated an app that helps translate spoken language into ASL. For their 2020 Lumity #STEMFair project, Team Akuo took a real-world problem that affected their community and introduced a solution that could improve countless lives.

Thank you Clarity Partners, LLC for sponsoring team Akuo, this year’s #STEMFair winners! #STEM #STEMEducation #Innovation

10/27/2020
How Lumity students came-up with glasses that bring a wider range of color to people that are colorblind.

Looking back at this year’s Lumity #STEMFair has provided us with hope and optimism in a challenging year. The projects presented by our students serve as a reminder that the next generation of STEM leaders are brimming with wonderful ideas. For example, team True Glasses from Chicago’s Von Stuben High School came-up with glasses that bring a wider range of color to people that are colorblind. Learn more below.

As a trailblazing woman in STEM, Madeline Ryder understands the importance of mentorship. Now, the Lumity Associate Boar...
10/07/2020
Lumity | Stepping Up for STEM: Engineer Madeline Ryder on finding women mentors in STEM

As a trailblazing woman in STEM, Madeline Ryder understands the importance of mentorship. Now, the Lumity Associate Board member is paying it forward as a mentor and volunteer to our students. Read her full story: https://lumity.org/stepping-up-for-stem-engineer-madeline-ryder-on-finding-women-mentors-in-stem/

09 Sep Stepping Up for STEM: Engineer Madeline Ryder on finding women mentors in STEM Posted at 17:32h in Business, College & Career Readiness, STEM, Student, Volunteer by Kathleen Kearns 0 Comments 0 Likes Share Madeline Ryder (fourth from left) poses with other volunteers and students from CVCA on...

09/30/2020

For their 2020 Lumity #STEMFair project, Chicago Vocational Career Academy students introduced an app that can help people report and clean-up trash in their communities. Hear more from the young inventors below.

Thank you Clarity Partners for sponsoring team U-Trash! #STEM #STEMEducation #Innovation

09/24/2020

At the 2020 Lumity #STEMFair, students at Amundsen High School presented a new device to take better care of elders in nursing homes. Team Siphen's empathy, research and inventiveness in solving a Real-World Problem blew us away! Learn more below.

Congratulations to Cortorian Causey, a 2019 Lumity Pre-Apprenticeship graduate, who recently accepted a new position at ...
09/18/2020

Congratulations to Cortorian Causey, a 2019 Lumity Pre-Apprenticeship graduate, who recently accepted a new position at Bank of America this fall. Learn how Cortorian applied the computer and customer skills he learned in the program to land his incredible new job: http://bit.ly/Cortorian

09/08/2020

What if you could safely remove snow from sidewalks at a fraction of the time? A team of Lumity students from Amundsen High School tackled this challenge and came-up with a skillful device that they presented at our annual #STEMFair earlier this year. Learn more about their project below.

A fund-raising yoga experience!Join us for an online Yoga session and know that you’re helping Lumity prepare teens and ...
09/04/2020

A fund-raising yoga experience!

Join us for an online Yoga session and know that you’re helping Lumity prepare teens and young adults from underserved communities for STEM careers.
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September 9, 5:15–6 PM CST
@YOGA_CURATED on Instagram Live
Suggested Donation $10
Hosted by the Lumity Associate Board

Use this link to make your donation
http://bit.ly/yoga4lumity

To learn more about Lumity and its mission, visit lumity.org.

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Honoring Chetan Phadnis, a Lumity board member and mentor to our high-school students, who passed away this summer. We w...
08/25/2020

Honoring Chetan Phadnis, a Lumity board member and mentor to our high-school students, who passed away this summer. We want to celebrate his kind soul, welcoming smile and the impact he had on Lumity's board, staff, volunteers and students.

Read: http://bit.ly/ChethanPhadnis

07/26/2020
Thank you, CDW!

Lumity's mission is to engage youth from under-resourced communities in transformational STEM experiences to inspire and support them in becoming Chicagoland's next generation of STEM leaders. Lumity is grateful for CDW's $20,000 donation dedicated to breaking down the barriers for Black and Brown youth in their path toward STEM careers

07/22/2020

The Lumity team wants to give Legacy Healthcare a special shoutout for being incredible partners and always welcoming our students with open arms as they begin their professional career journey.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/LumityandLegacy

07/15/2020
Thank you, Allstate!

Lumity would like to thank Allstate for their recent $10,000 donation! As we begin a new adventure with virtual learning amid the world's current moment, this contribution will allow our students to stay connected and continue to engage in life-changing STEM experiences with us.

We are grateful for Allstate and their commitment to develop Chicagoland’s next generation of STEM leaders!

Amazing young lady
07/10/2020

Amazing young lady

A proud Lumity Pre-Apprenticeship program graduate, Adrian Willis is already making a difference in her first full-time job as a guest service and hospitality aide for Legacy Healthcare. Adrian credits Lumity for helping her focus on her future. Even her grandmother says she is becoming more independent. Congrats, Adrian!

Read more on Adrian and her story: https://bit.ly/LumityAdrian

A proud Lumity Pre-Apprenticeship program graduate, Adrian Willis is already making a difference in her first full-time ...
07/09/2020

A proud Lumity Pre-Apprenticeship program graduate, Adrian Willis is already making a difference in her first full-time job as a guest service and hospitality aide for Legacy Healthcare. Adrian credits Lumity for helping her focus on her future. Even her grandmother says she is becoming more independent. Congrats, Adrian!

Read more on Adrian and her story: https://bit.ly/LumityAdrian

07/07/2020
Thank you, Lumity Volunteers!

Lumity's volunteers have always set the bar high when it’s time to #StepUpForSTEM. Whether it’s taking part in our Real World Projects or hosting a career site visit, these professionals have helped students prepare for a sustainable career in #STEM and beyond! Thank you to all our volunteers for their time and efforts!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Lumity, you can learn more here: https://bit.ly/GetInvolvedLumity

This past Saturday, Lumity was honored to join The Link Up as they served the Grand Boulevard community with essential p...
06/26/2020

This past Saturday, Lumity was honored to join The Link Up as they served the Grand Boulevard community with essential products, hot meals and digital sign up services.

We are grateful to have been part of this successful event, talking about our programs with parents, while being inspired by The Link Up's work and love for their neighborhood.

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06/23/2020

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Jaquisha Carr found in Lumity's Pre-Apprenticeship program the ideal way to learn about herself and what she wanted to do after high-school. After graduating from our program, Jaquisha was offered a job at Pactiv and earned a promotion in just six months! She now gets to apply her new skills and continue growing as a professional in a field she enjoys.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/JaquishaSTEM

Jaquisha Carr found in Lumity's Pre-Apprenticeship program the ideal way to learn about herself and what she wanted to d...
06/22/2020

Jaquisha Carr found in Lumity's Pre-Apprenticeship program the ideal way to learn about herself and what she wanted to do after high-school. After graduating from our program, Jaquisha was offered a job at Pactiv and earned a promotion in just six months! She now gets to apply her new skills and continue growing as a professional in a field she enjoys.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/JaquishaSTEM

By combining his culinary passion with Lumity’s Pre-Apprenticeship program, Deon Brown landed an exciting role at Legacy...
05/27/2020

By combining his culinary passion with Lumity’s Pre-Apprenticeship program, Deon Brown landed an exciting role at Legacy Healthcare that unlocked the path to his dream career. Learn more: https://bit.ly/DeonBrownLumity

Ron McClain’s involvement with Lumity helped build a powerful app that collects students’ feedback. It’s part of a partn...
05/25/2020

Ron McClain’s involvement with Lumity helped build a powerful app that collects students’ feedback. It’s part of a partnership with Pariveda Solutions that provides students with more visibility into STEM careers and a path to grow as professionals.

Learn more about Ron’s experience and volunteering work to #StepUpForSTEM: https://bit.ly/RonMcClainLumity

A quiet and reserved student growing up, Luis Duarte found in Lumity’s Pre-Apprenticeship program the perfect learning e...
05/19/2020

A quiet and reserved student growing up, Luis Duarte found in Lumity’s Pre-Apprenticeship program the perfect learning environment to build his self-confidence and turn his love for technology into a job with PSAV.

Read more: https://bit.ly/LuisDuarteLumity

We join the Chicago community in mourning the loss of Harold Davis. A true leader and selfless educator, Davis inspired ...
05/12/2020

We join the Chicago community in mourning the loss of Harold Davis. A true leader and selfless educator, Davis inspired our vision of engaging all students in STEM education and helped Lumity start the Pre-Apprenticeship program.

Learn more about his story: https://bit.ly/LumityHaroldDavis

05/08/2020
Thank you, Teachers!

For #teacherappreciationweek, the Lumity team got virtually together to let Chicago Public Schools teachers know how thankful we are of their partnership, hard work, and sacrifice. We miss you and can't wait to be back in the classroom with you all!

04/29/2020
Lumity staff's message to supporters, partners and students.

For the Lumity staff, staying at home means missing our supporters, partners, and especially, our students. So the team got together--virtually of course!--to share this warm message as we continue to work on new and innovative ways to #StepUpForSTEM.

Want to support our work to train the next generation of #STEM professionals in Chicago? Donate or sign up to volunteer today: https://bit.ly/LumityGetInvolved

Josh Moore’s work as a technology consultant and passion for #STEM education led him to Lumity. As a super volunteer, he...
04/15/2020

Josh Moore’s work as a technology consultant and passion for #STEM education led him to Lumity. As a super volunteer, he’s helping create access to education for Chicago’s next generation of STEM leadership. Read more about what drives Josh to #StepUpForSTEM: https://bit.ly/JoshMooreLumity

From missing high school classes to landing his first job: Find out how Marcell Lewis rediscovered his motivation and be...
04/07/2020

From missing high school classes to landing his first job: Find out how Marcell Lewis rediscovered his motivation and became a user tester at Mess through Lumity's Pre-Apprenticeship program! Read more: bit.ly/MarcellLumity

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Hey Lumity! The Gray Matter Experience is seeking students for our next cohort! Students must be current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. Our ideal student is full of determination, able to work well in teams, not afraid to take risks, displays confidence, craves learning, understands failure is part of the game and is passionate about finding ways to improve their communities/city. Applications are open through January 15, 2018. Send your students to apply today:
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