April Newsletter

April Newsletter Happy Spring!  After a long winter inside, it’s been nice to get outside and enjoy the warmer temps here in Virginia. Speaking of Spring, we are really excited to be hosting our first annual “Full STEAM Ahead” Fun Run!  It’s a great way to support the Foundation and stay active.  And the best […]

Meet Kuma Foundation Volunteer

Meet Kuma Foundation Volunteer  Pritesh is a Marketing Superstar and the current Head of Community at Sedex in London, England. He is also a talented Spoken Word Poet and storyteller. Even from across the pond, Pritesh has contributed his time and expertise to the Foundation in a myriad of ways. Most recently, he made an […]

STEAM For Everyone

STEAM For Everyone Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Program We believe that all kids deserve a high-tech future, but low-income students lack access to STEAM exposure, education, and enrichment, severely limiting their ability to compete in a 21st century workforce. In fact, the science and mathematics achievement gaps along socioeconomic lines have […]

Wesley’s Story

Wesley’s Story What began as an orthopedic surgeon appointment changed the course of this family’s life forever. Wesley was diagnosed with Hurler’s disease, an extremely rare illness. Soon afterward, Alex and Whitney were furloughed from their jobs in the wake of COVID-19. That’s where we came in. The Kuma Foundation, backed by funding from The […]

March Newsletter

March Newsletter We’ve had another busy month!  We launched a new STEAM Club with a great group of kids who learned about the difference between chemical and physical changes by making slime in their very first meeting.  It was educational and messy and FUN!  We also continue to match adult mentors with high school mentees.  […]

Meet Kuma Foundation Volunteer

Meet Kuma Foundation Volunteer Kelly is a professional fine artist and the owner of Minor Miracles, an art studio in Prince William County, VA. She has supported the Kuma Foundation in many ways, from donating to and delivering for our food delivery/ Safe Learning Environment Program, to creating content for our Career Exploration Program, to […]

February Newsletter

February Newsletter  We’ve had a fantastic, busy month!  In January, we welcomed our new Program Manager, Kelsey, to the team, launched our new website, reintroduced our Mentorship Program, and seated our 2021 Board of Directors (who you can “meet” below). We are excited to kick off this year with ambitious goals to narrow the achievement gap […]

December Reflections

December Reflections As we approach the end of 2020, we’ve been reflecting on the work we’ve done this year. And while it’s been a really tough time for all of us, we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished.   Even in this turbulent time, we’ve delivered on our promise to deliver free STEAM enrichment to […]

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday November, 2020   In this time of continued uncertainty, one thing is clear: we are stronger together. Over the past several months, you have undoubtedly witnessed or experienced fear, sadness, worry, and frustration. But the world has also demonstrated compassion, hope, and creativity. Whether supporting community organizations, checking in on each other, celebrating and […]

October Update

October Update October, 2020     It’s been another busy month. With your help, we distributed more than 10,000 school supplies to hundreds of local students in need! Here are just a few of the thank you notes we received: “Usually I’m the one helping and I’ve never asked for help before. Thank you for delivering […]