(left to right) Amir Johnson, Area Director, AT&T California; Raymond Ealy, Executive Director and Founder, STEAM:CODERS; Chris Holden, Assembly member, 41st Assembly District; Donovan Green, Regional Director – External Affairs, AT&T California. 

San Gabriel Valley-based STEAM:CODERS received a $20,000 AT&T Aspire grant check today in a small ceremony at the District Office of Assembly member Chris Holden.  STEAM:CODERS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and under served students and families through the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). 

“Through AT&T Aspire, we are investing in students to give them the opportunity to learn and to prepare them for success,” said Donovan Green, External Affairs Manager, AT&T California. “Our support of STEAM:CODERS will help students develop the technological skills they need to succeed while also helping to narrow the digital divide.” 

“STEAM:CODERS is fortunate to be a recipient of support from AT&T and the office of Assemblymember Chris Holden,” Said Raymond Ealy, Executive Director and Founder of STEAM:CODERS. “Together, we provide underserved and underrepresented elementary and middle students with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  Students are introduced to logic, critical thinking and problem solving, in preparation for future success. Opportunity + Imagination = Innovations.” 

The organization has introduced over twenty-four hundred K-12 students to the STEAM fields in classes in Altadena, Claremont, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Pomona. 

“Raymond Ealy’s foresight and determination with STEAM:CODERS is responsible for expanding access to educational resources for thousands of students in the 41st Assembly District and we will always be grateful for his contributions” said Assembly member Chris Holden.