Raised for Local Nonprofits
1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77
GiveChoose
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77

Children's Science Center

Specific Need

The STEM Starter Fund provides scholarships to economically disadvantaged families, school, and community groups across the region to experience the excitement of interactive STEM at the Children’s Science Center’s Lab. A core component of our non-profit mission is to reach all children in Northern Virginia with unique opportunities to explore and create and each year we rely on the generosity of hundreds of donors who contribute 50% of our annual revenue.

 

The STEM Starter Fund is changing the impact of informal learning each year enabling us to directly serve thousands of visitors; collaborate with service non-profits such as Windy Hill, Shelter House, and Cornerstones; and engage groups at multiple Loudoun County Libraries with our Mini Labs program that is offered free of charge.

 

Mission

The Children's Science Center's mission is to instill a love of learning science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by providing unique opportunities to explore and create. Early STEM experiences not only influence career choices, but also invite children to imagine lives-and worlds-they'd never thought possible, and to reimagine their own potential.

Profile

Founded in 2004, the Children's Science Center is a 501c(3) non-profit led by a dedicated Board of Directors, professional staff, and over 325 advisors, STEM professionals, parents, educators and community volunteers. The Center delivers its unique hands-on, high-quality programs and excellent experiences to children, families, and educators across the Northern Virginia region at schools, libraries, community centers and festivals as well as in its first facility, the Children's Science Center Lab.

 

The Children’s Science Center is the region’s first non-profit science center, providing hands-on STEM activities to more than 70,000 visitors at the Children’s Science Center Lab and 6,500 Loudoun County residents through our community outreach programs. The Center is planning a world class interactive science center for all ages to be located in Dulles, VA.

 

We serve as the community anchor for STEM, filling a critical need in our current learning ecosystem and leveraging our region's unique STEM resources to deliver innovative and relevant content. We foster a sense of community for our region and our stakeholders, including employees, volunteers, donors, children, parents, schools, teachers, and partner organizations. We believe in a community based on respect, trust, and teamwork and embrace the power of diversity.

Photos & Videos

Loudoun Library Mini Labs Program. Coming to a Library near you again this summer!
Each Summer we visit all of the Loudoun Library Branches with this free to attend program.
Each Summer we visit all of the Loudoun Library Branches with this free to attend program.
Family Science Night transforms close to 30 Title 1 Schools each year,  at no cost to the school.
Family Science Night transforms close to 30 Title 1 Schools each year, at no cost to the school.
The site of our future science center is also home to one the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries.
The site of our future science center is also home to one the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries.
Outdoor Earth Science Activities at Kincora, site of our future science center in Loudoun County.
Outdoor Earth Science Activities at Kincora, site of our future science center in Loudoun County.
Serving close to 7,000 families, and counting, from Loudoun and Faquier Counties alone each year!
Serving close to 7,000 families, and counting, from Loudoun and Faquier Counties alone each year!
$295.26 received
in 2 gifts
and 1 prize

Contact

Business Office 3949 Pender Drive, Suite 120B
Fairfax VA 22030
Phone: 703-648-3130

Connect with us

Visit Website Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Send Email

Share this page



Copyright © 2019 Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
Website designed & hosted by Evergreen Giving Day Solutions