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With a donation to Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative - GNOSTEM (formerly Core Element), you can make a difference in STEM education for children across the Greater New Orleans region.

GNOSTEM provides kindergarten through 12th grade math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom.  GNOSTEM’s teacher professional development programs ensure that students receive the rigorous and enriched classroom instruction they need to encourage critical thinking and ultimately foster student proficiency and interest in STEM subjects and careers.

Since 2007, the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative has trained more than 700 teachers and impacted more than 65,000 students. Through teacher professional development, GNOSTEM is equipping the next generation of students with the STEM skills and knowledge to become truly engaged citizens in our community.

Your gift to GNOSTEM is an investment in our teachers, our children and the future of our region.

Ways to Give

A tax-deductible gift may be made securely online by clicking here.  You can also make your gift by calling GNOSTEM at 504-280-5710 or mailing your contribution to GNOSTEM, P.O. Box 6123, Metairie, LA 70009.  All contributions directly impact improved classroom instruction in science, technology, engineering and math.

Matching corporate contributions can multiply the benefits of your donation. GNOSTEM can help facilitate this process. Please contact us at 504-280-5710 or info@gnostem.org for assistance in presenting corporate investment packets.

In-kind contributions of materials and items for use in our programs is welcome. Please call us at 504-280-5710 or email us at info@gnostem.org for more information.

Find GNOSTEM(Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative) on Guidestar.org, the non-profit clearinghouse which provides information on IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations.

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Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148
504-280-5710

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Jan Brenan
Jan.Brenan@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Michelle Mangum
Administrative Assistant
Michelle.Mangum@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009