With the growing role of technology in driving the American economy, many jobs increasingly require skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — including, in particular, Computer Science.

Today, too many of our Nation’s K-12 and post-secondary students lack access to high-quality STEM education, and thus are at risk of being shut out from some of the most attractive job options in the growing United States economy. Courses in Computer Science are especially scarce in too many schools and communities, despite the job opportunities that these skills create.


Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education

SUBJECT: Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education


Reading RAMM Professionals will support Cuyahoga Community College Trio Summer Technology Classes by introducing participants to coding, computer science, graphic and web design with an embedded social awareness project on the Flint Crisis.


TRI-C Metro TRIO Summer Technology Classes

  • 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. 11th Grade (35)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 10th (34)
  • 10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 9th (19)
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12th (18)


June 10, 2019 – July 18, 2019

Week 1: Graphic Design & Flint Crisis Awareness

Week 2: Introduction to Coding

Week 3: Web Design

Week 4: Web Design & Content Production

Week 5: Flint Crisis Media Production

Week 6: Culminating Presentation (12th Grade Flint Project & 9th – 11th Web Design Presentation)



  • We target low performing schools in urban communities to improve academics.
  • The students we serve our 1st generation low income students.
  • Our interdisciplinary STEM curriculum prepares students for STEM careers.

 The Ask

Reading RAMM in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College will have 112 First Generation college bound urban youth participating in a 6 week STEM Technology camp.  The camp culminates showcasing

  • Desktop publishing, coding and gaming
  • Fundraising flier to donate 2320 bottles of water
  • Personal Web Pages
  • Gaming Apps

We want to create a model to make scalable to replicate across the country in partnership with Microsoft.

About Us

The Reading RAMM (recording arts, music and media) Academy takes a non-traditional approach to learning, through the use of project-based learning as the engine using multimedia as the fuel. Combining multimedia, statewide curriculum and benchmarks embedded with Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Reading R.A.M.M.’s mission is to improve school culture and academics utilizing a holistic student and teacher focused SEL approach to improve conditions for learning.