Project Profile

Idmaj Neighborhoods Association

project locations
  • Illinois
  • Morocco
students in class

STEAMuseum: Chicago-Casablanca Sister Cities

The STEAMuseum engages underserved high school and undergraduate/young adult participants from Casablanca and Chicago in a collaborative virtual exchange where they learn about one another and co-create digital exhibits that reflect their interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

This program aims to build positive relationships among the participants and improve their understanding and empathy for one another’s lives and cultures by fostering constructive dialogue and collaboration on projects. Through this program, the participants practice and become more comfortable with communicating in multiple languages while learning strategies for overcoming communication challenges. They expand their skills, interest in, and comfort working with digital media and STEAM subjects.

  • Number of Participants: 506
  • Participant Age Group: High School (Grades 9-12) and Undergraduate/Young Adult
  • Partners in the United States: Carl Schurz High School, Kenwood Academy High School, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and Northwestern University
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: Charif Idrissi High School, Ibno Hani High School, Idmaj Cultural & Community Center Ain Sebaa, Khadija Oum Mouminin High School, and Sidi Moumen Cultural Center
  • Project Duration: October 2018 to July 2020

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