Bringing equity to Arts & STEM

Creating an inclusive and accessible future for the next generation of arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) scholars and beyond.

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Our Mission

We work to ignite the pathways to success by bridging the gap between representation and access to education for BIPOC students pursuing arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields through scholarships, and mentorship, helping to facilitate the transition from student to professional... one student... one dream... one spark at a time...

One student.

Volunteers smile for a phone selfie after donating backpacks for arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students.

One dream.

school supplies for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students

One spark.

Kern Woods a STEM professional speaking at the Ignite Arts & STEM Mentors & Mimosas Gala

Why we do what we do

46% of BIPOC students are less likely to have access to quality education to prepare them for STEM fields. Studies have shown that the people who hold leadership positions in science, technology, engineering, math and arts professions remain disproportionately white. Learn more about why Ignite Arts & STEM exists on our Why We Do It page.

Jima Chester Ignite Arts & STEM art scholarship award winner
Kevin Flores an Ignite ARts & STEM STEM scholarship winner.

"I plan on pursuing civil engineering to be able to create my own business. I want to create a business that involves the construction and transportation of materials. Preferably, I would like to also have heavy machinery rentals as well. I am under the impression that if I create a business then I will be able to create more jobs for people. I also plan on using some of the money I get from my business to help fund tuition for underprivileged students."


Kevin Flores
STEM Scholarship Recipient 


"STEM has the potential to make a positive impact on the world in a variety of ways, and I am particularly interested in using it to combine the arts and technology in innovative and impactful methods."


Alessandra Soriano
STEM Scholarship Recipient 


Alessandra Soriano an Ignite Arys & STEM STEM scholarship award winner.