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NMSU STEM Outreach Center to apply for federal funds to support programs

The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University intends to apply for a five-year grant to continue and extend support for school districts in Doņa Ana County, Grant County and Hidalgo County beginning in the fall.


The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center grant would support the development of after-school programs in Las Cruces, Hatch, Gadsden, Silver City, Cobre and Lordsburg school districts. These programs provide academic support and enrichment opportunities to support literacy and science, technology, engineering and math learning designed to reinforce topics introduced during the students’ traditional learning day.

The grant is offered to high need schools through the New Mexico Public Education Department through the national 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The STEM Outreach Center will partner with the school districts listed above and other organizations such as Ngage New Mexico, Cruces Creatives, STEAMing Ahead for Success and La Semilla Food Center to provide a wide range of community resources.

For more information regarding the proposal submission, contact Sara Morales at smorales@nmsu.edu or the STEM Outreach Center at 575-646-2755.