STEM Future Foundation Partnership

Under the leadership of Desmond Iman, the new Teacher at the Children’s Learning Center (CLC), the homeless children who participate in BOSS’s after-school program on-site at Ursula Sherman Village have been taking part in exciting STEM activities this summer, in partnership with the STEM Future Foundation!

The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) is a BOSS program providing after-school and summertime help with schoolwork/academic studies and developmental needs for homeless children and youth who live temporarily at Ursula Sherman Village while their parents seek jobs and housing. The CLC is funded by the City of Berkeley, Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation, and local donors.

Sharee Joseph, President of the STEM Future Foundation, has been leading STEM classes with the children in the CLC three evenings a week. There are currently about eight youth participating in the program. Activities focus on critical science, engineering, math and technology activities – taking advantage of the small window of time BOSS has to work with the kids in the CLC and help them learn about future tech careers and how to get there.

Since STEM activities are targeted at the older children and youth in the CLC, volunteers Chris Parschalk and Linda Orvits have been lending a hand with the younger kids – drawing, painting, playing games and reading.

The summertime STEM program will end on July 29th with a nationwide contest in which youth submit a final technology project, working as a team with other STEM centers around the country!

To learn more about STEM programs, visit here.

To volunteer at the CLC, contact Desmond Iman at