Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

CDU is a private non-profit student-centered University, committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations.


3 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Saturday Science Academy II (SSA II)

    Kids study STEM, but they don't usually study STEMM, the "M" being "medicine." Hailing from South L.A. neighborhoods where <10% of residents have bachelor's degrees, TK-12 youth in Saturday Science Academy II will study the building blocks of biomedical sciences and earn their "white coats" in a campus ceremony - attended by state senators! - thanks to CDU student-instructors. 250 students will experience week upon week of creative, unforgettable science experiences, benefitting from enhanced outreach and a new hands-on research component.

  • LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge

    Science, Health, Football & Fun!

    CDU is expanding its PK-12th-grade pipeline program initiative to provide under-resourced and underserved students kinesthetic instruction in the Saturday Science Academy II Program (SSA II). SSA II offers year-round opportunities for students and parents linked to the student’s current interest in a world setting. Students in the program deepen their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM), as they prepare to be the next generation of STEMM professionals.

  • LEARN ·2018 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    Saturday Science Academy II: Preparing the Next Generation of STEM & Health Care Leaders

    Saturday Science Academy II prepares underrepresented preschool through 12th grade students for careers in Science and health care through an engaging curriculum and hands-on STEM activities.