Welcome to the Community Science Workshop Network!

The Community Science Workshop Network is a California 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a powerful advocate and resource for Community Science Workshops, providing opportunities for youth to tinker, make, and explore their world through science in under-served communities across California.


Fresno and Sanger CSWs partner with Exploratorium to bring Making to 21st CCLCs

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The Fresno and Sanger CSW programs are excited to be the California representatives on a special Interagency Partnership with the Exploratorium and US Department of Education to bring hands-on STEM learning opportunities to high-need students during after-school and out-of-school time. Parallel projects will be occurring at the Children’s Museum of Houston (Texas), Frost Museum of Science (Florida), Franklin Institute (Pennsylvania), and New York …

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CSW Network & Mission Science Workshop Host Youth Access & Equity Research Meeting

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The CSW Network is excited to be part of a NSF Science Learning+ project to develop a Youth Access & Equity Research & Practice Agenda, focusing on addressing equity issues for youth, ages 11-14, primarily from non-dominant backgrounds. The CSW Network teamed up with Mission Science Workshop to host educators and researchers working on building a US-UK Collaboration to understand the current equity …

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CSW Network Director Interviewed on Museum 2.0 Blog

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See the full interview featured on Nina Simon’s Museum 2.0 blog: “Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space” March 18th, 2015. “Imagine the most community-based science center possible. Imagine it in a poor, immigrant farmworker community. It exists. It thrives. In California. In a Community Science Workshop.” “A couple months ago, I visited a Community Science Workshop for the …

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Fresno Community Science Workshop featured in Fresno Bee

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Science comes to Highway City’s reborn community center in northwest Fresno Check out this great article on the Fresno Community Science Workshop’s new location, and stay tuned for the grand opening later this Spring. (Fresno Bee) Every child’s passion for learning has rescued perhaps the most forlorn neighborhood center in all of Fresno. The city’s parks department is on the …

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Excelsior Science Workshop in SF Now Hiring

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The Excelsior Science Workshop, a program of Mission Science Workshop which is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is hiring a new full-time educator and outreach coordinator.  This is an exciting opportunity to teach informal science in an innovative, hands-on environment serving low-income youth in San Francisco.  See the job description below and apply today! JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL-TIME SCIENCE …

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Guest Training from NGCP: Doing Science #LikeAGirl

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Community Science Workshops care very much about engaging girls in science and STEM activities, and our workshops employ a variety of different methods for removing barriers to access and participation. This past weekend we got to spend the day with a group of wonderful trainers from the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), and share strategies and learn about new resources …

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