There are currently six CSW sites in the CSW Network:
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CSW sites in the CSW Network are represented by green markers
Affiliate and sister CSW sites are represented by yellow markers
These CSW sites are independent non-profit or public sector entities, and are supported by the Network through fundraising assistance, staff trainings, curriculum compilation, and public representation, among other services. In addition to the five core sites, there are several affiliated sites, as well as other CSWs nationwide.
CSWs are community resources devoted to providing local youth with opportunities to engage in their own projects and to pursue their own curiosity. Filled with science, technology and art, these workshops offer young people alternatives to gangs, drugs, violence and boredom in neighborhoods where there are few other positive alternatives. CSWs provide a space for exploration with tools, workbenches and a variety of self-directed projects, as well as group programs for students to tinker with exhibits and ideas and learn about science in an informal atmosphere. These high-quality inquiry-based science education opportunities provide youth with the materials, resources, and coaching to develop a variety of skills, reinforce their natural curiosity, and instill an excitement for learning, science and technology.