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For the past 16 years, in Central Harlem, Spanish Harlem (El Barrio), East and West side, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood and Upper Manhattan’s under-resourced communities that are disproportionately low income African-Americans or Latino’s, IAR has been pioneering STEM-focused academic and mentoring programs to awaken interest and explore the following:

• Exposure to STEM from an early age encourages creativity, curiosity, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; these are all skill sets necessary for academic and learning success at all developmental stages

• STEM fields and jobs are expanding more quickly than any other industries: according to US Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17% vs. 9.8% for other occupations

• STEM degree holders and even those with short term certifications have significantly higher mean and median income than others

• STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic gaps and income disparities; bolstering the standard public-school curriculum with extracurricular STEM focus will also foster academic confidence in the under-served minority children

We serviced over 2000 individuals, youth, their siblings, guardians, and other family members.

IAR is uniquely located at The City College University of New York. We instill an empowering, yet academic friendly atmosphere that allows children and families to deal positively with the social ills of society, and comfort youth to break their silence about having a loved one who is incarcerated.

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  We foster resources from computers to lawns, classroom to labs and we aim for academic enrichment of every participant enrolled in our services.

Our programmatic impact gives children of incarcerated parents the strength to better themselves through our commitment to champion STEM programs and services toward a brighter future.

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We soak children in the collegiate setting, “normalize” education beyond middle and high school, and spark the imagination and conversations about their positive future.

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We have a unique STEM programmatic blueprint along with the innovation to merge the needs of under-resourced communities of color with high-performance resource magnets to form short term goals with sustainable long term impact. At IAR, we inspire, change and save lives.

For more information on any of our programs or to enroll a child, please contact our main office at 212.650.5894. You can email us at info@inarmsreach.net and/or click on our Get Involved menu, and scroll down to Enroll a Child.