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2018 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program

Developing STEM Policy Leaders in Pennsylvania

Application Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

The Pennsylvania Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Ambassador opportunity is a strategic way to achieve state STEM/workforce policy goals. Ambassadors advance policy goals through outreach, education, targeted relationships with policymakers and building a coalition of local and regional support. STEM Ambassadors are leaders within their organizations, interested and committed to sharing their experiences and content knowledge with influential stakeholders. They also serve as role models to inspire and encourage youth to pursue opportunities for STEM exploration in both formal and informal learning environments.

Apply if you have:

  • A commitment to personal and professional development and leadership growth
  • A track record of making things happen – inside and across agencies/organizations
  • A strong work ethic and are considered a high performer in a professional role
  • Interest/experience in STEM through workforce, education and/or informal learning environments
  • A desire to shape Pennsylvania policy through targeted relationships with elected officials and media
  • The endorsement of your employing organization/sponsor
  • Financial support/fundraising capability for associated program costs


Additional Ambassador Program information and application.



2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.