Building a Pipeline of Diverse Talent and Future Leaders

Over 2,067 students and families impacted across all our partnered programs

Kits Cubed

University Lab Partners (ULP) Medical Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship (MIRE) Program – My Sister’s Keeper Success Initiative (Orange County). Virtual pilot program for high school BIPOC teams to work with industry leaders/mentors to solve real-world unmet pediatric clinical needs.

NexGeneGirls (SF Bay Area) – Rigorous science research and leadership development program for high school women of color.

  • 52 young women of color
  • 20 paid internships with AbbVie, Fibrogen, Gladstone Institutes, Invitae, SFSU, Sutro Bio, The Allen Group and UCSF
  • 50+ industry volunteers from 13 companies / organizations

“I was able to meet mentors that helped me along the journey … I was able to experience what it’s like to work in a STEM career and learn about the college process.”
-NGG 2022 Scholar

Kits Cubed 3rd Annual STEM Fair (SF Bay Area) – For a third year, through its racial and social equity work, CLS has sponsored the Kits Cubed STEM Fair. Held in Oakland, the CLS booth featured a magnetic slime experiment and the team enjoyed seeing the children engage with science up close.

A Black Education Network (ABEN) STEM Initiative – Development of culturally relevant STEM curriculum for grades 3-5.

Health Career Connection (statewide) – Provides paid real-world experience, mentoring, and networking to undergrad and recent graduates, empowering them to choose and successfully pursue health careers that best suit their talents and goals. In 2022, the program provided 16 BIPOC undergraduates paid internships.

Interested in Learning More?

Satsuki Shumate
Director, DEI & Human Resources
[email protected]
(858) 456-8888