We are LA STEM!

The Los Angeles regional STEM ecosystem.

THE LA STEM Ecosystem

LA STEM is a collective...

That serves as the STEM Ecosystem for Los Angeles, bringing together education organizations (formal, informal, out-of-school, and higher education), civic, business, and industrial sectors in amplifying STEM education for children and youth in Los Angeles, especially those from marginalized or under-resourced communities, opening access to STEM learning for all.


About Us

Find out more about our Mission, Vision, Values, Leadership Team and more.

Our Work

Learn more about our work to create a STEM ecosystem of learning opportunities in greater Los Angeles.


LA STEM is a member of Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN). Find out more about this nationwide initiative.

Join Us

Learn more about becoming a member, donating, and other ways to get involved.

LA STEM’s Origin Story

The LA STEM Collective grew out of a task force assembled in 2019 by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office to examine out-of-school time (OST) opportunities for the children of Los Angeles. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, members of that task force pulled together a handful of STEM education organizations to provide remote learning opportunities for LA students. By that fall, with the world still in lockdown, more than two dozen organizations joined forces to provide science education during the school day and after school.

STEM learning

is for everyone

STEM Opportunities for All

11.3 M

workers as of

63 %

of middle
school girls
know women in
STEM & feel
powerful doing

2 X

STEM workers
make double
the average

80 %

of students say
their STEM career
because of their

79 %

growth in STEM
since 1990

LA STEM Events

AltaSea Open House

June 29, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join experts in the field for a celebration of regenerative aquaculture, seaforestation, and conservation. At LA STEM member organization AltaSea, you’ll learn how the ocean can provide solutions to pressing challenges such as climate change and global food security.

Located at AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Habitat Restoration Day

July 28, 2024, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Volunteer to remove invasive mustard and learn about its impact on our local ecosystems. Join LA STEM member organization Friends of the LA River (FoLAR), the California Native Plant Society, and the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve.

Located at Woodley Archer Range.

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