STEM Equity & Racial Justice Pledge

“Fighting racial and gender injustices is a multi-faceted approach, and our fight is within the STEM industry.”
– Adamaka Ajaelo, Founding Executive Director

Our pledge is a direct response to our nation’s racial and gender challenges, reflecting a direct approach towards dismantling the systemic inequality and racism within our STEM education and career pathway spaces. 

Self-eSTEM is seeking a minimum 10 organizations/groups to pledge at least 10% (a minimum of $25,000) of our overall goal of $250,000 by December 31, 2020.

COVID-19 has affected our organization’s funding sources as our annual fundraiser was postponed until next year (2021) due to shelter in place requirements. Funding will be used to to expand the locations of our existing Early STEM Immersion Program (ages 7-17) and to launch our School-2-Career Program (ages 18-25) focused on retention of the STEM talent pipeline.

To connect with our Executive Director (Adamaka) regarding opportunities to connect with a foundation, a company’s corporate social responsibility team, or employee resource group, email Adamaka (

We are proudly a volunteer and donor supported non-profit. Our partners and hundreds of people like you, help young girls and women achieve success in STEM and enable us to maintain free services for our participants. We rely on donations to carry out our mission.

Please help us by donating to our cause.

Your donation of
  • covers 1 participant for a session of the STEM Engagement Club
Your donation of
  • covers 1 participant for one day of the STEM
  • Exploration Camp
Your donation of
  • covers 1 participant for a full week of the STEM Exploration Camp
Your donation of
  • covers 1 participant for the full season of the
  • Robotics Club program

To make a donation by mail, please send to:


6114 La Salle Avenue #297, Oakland, CA 94611

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