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Equitable STEM opportunities start at Lumity


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Students currently enrolled in our STEM Career Prep program


Of students reporting improved STEM career competencies


Of students in our STEMWorks program achieved a positive outcome

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We power STEM opportunities with our programs and partners

At Lumity, we build research-backed STEM programs and leverage our partner network to provide STEM career awareness and expand teens and young adults’ skill sets. By giving Chicagoland students access to out-of-the-classroom STEM opportunities and elevating their school curriculum, we aim to expand gender and racial equity in STEM — while giving the industry the talent and perspectives they’re missing.

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STEM education changes lives. Lumity changes who can access it.

Our STEM career program helps students develop key skills


STEM expertise

Our students learn technical skills from Lumity’s STEM curriculum, then apply their knowledge to real-world projects.


Goal-setting strategies

Lumity introduces students to career paths and STEM opportunities, then helps them set academic and professional goals.


Social-emotional growth

Students gain social-emotional skills by interacting with peers and STEM leaders and developing key interpersonal skills. 


Job hunt preparation

We set our students up with tools they need to apply their STEM skills by helping them navigate their job search and interviews.


Networking experience

Students gain job opportunities by participating in STEMTalks, projects, and meeting STEM professionals at our annual fair.


Problem-solving skills

Our students learn to collaborate and communicate with a team to solve challenging problems and apply solutions. 

Explore the STEM activities that make up our programs

  • checkInteractive lessons provide students with career awareness, skills modules, and more
  • checkSTEMTalks enable students to connect with leaders from similar backgrounds to share advice
  • checkCorporate partners host students and offer firsthand experience into real-world STEM
  • checkSTEM fairs and capstone projects help students apply their knowledge to real-world problems
  • checkAfter school sessions to assist students with their homework needs
  • checkCareer awareness and networking sessions to help students create career goals
  • checkSTEM professionals help our students develop new STEM skills
  • checkInterview prep and resume assistance to help students land their dream jobs

Success Story

See what our students accomplish with Lumity

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“Lumity taught me how to create a website and code in HTML and CSS languages, which gave me the foundation to learn other computer languages. But it’s also more than that. I learned how to be a professional — how to facilitate meetings, communicate through emails, set up contracts, and do presentations.”

Daood Shah
2016 Student-based enterprise participant
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“I remember doing a project at CDW — it was hard and the huge judge panel was very intense, but the project got us to think critically, and people really saw us. They noticed us. It built my self-confidence.”

Camille Kulanda
2016 Lumity alum

Change student outcomes with us

You can make a tangible impact on teens and young adults in under-resourced communities.

Amber Taylor

Amber Taylor

Corporate & Volunteer Relationship Manager


Learn how our four-year STEM career program prepares under-resourced Chicago students for STEM careers and life after high school.

STEM Talks

Share advice and inspire our students by becoming a STEM Talks volunteer. With your help, our students see the possibilities of a STEM career.


Select your favorite team to determine which two teams will progress to the final STEM Fair competition at Lumity’s Annual Benefit.