Our History

CityScience was founded in 2010 to carry forward the Center for the Urban Environment’s (CUE) portfolio of place-based STEM lessons developed over thirty years of work with urban youth.

With the goal of addressing the shortage of K-8 science teachers, CityScience shifted CUE’s model to emphasize capacity building. Our model not only provides hands-on curricula and field trips, it increases access to materials and trains after school and classroom teachers to lead fun STEM programs and transformative projects that improve the environment.

We’ve found that tapping into NYC’s STEM workforce (the largest in the U.S.) creates engaging urban STEM curricula, connects students to career prospects, and helps drive a self-supporting STEM education system. Since our founding, we’ve worked with government departments, community-based organizations, environmental groups, parks, and museums to build bridges between public schools and citywide STEM resources.

At our heart, CityScience is a learning organization.  By learning together with our partners, our collaborative approach results in STEM projects and curriculum tailored to the communities we work in.  

In the past seven years, we’ve proudly served over 90 Amazing Clients.

For more about our work, check out our Programs.

Our Timeline

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Current and Former Clients

Additional Clients

Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, CAMBA, The Child Center of New York, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Directions for Our Youth, ExpandEd, Girls for Gender Equity, Jacob Riis Settlement House, Lowline Development Corporation, Midwood Development Corporation, National Urban League, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnership for After School Education, Queens Community House, South Asian Youth Action, and Women in Need.