Juntos Ahora

Juntos Ahora (Together Now) is a collaboration of Latin American advocacy groups, community leaders and neighborhood schools to help bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps between Discovery Place and Charlotte's growing Latino community.

This two-year initiative is helping Discovery Place build cultural competency and provide opportunities for Charlotte's South Boulevard corridor communities to engage with the Museum and its education resources.

Programming occurs at Discovery Place Science located in uptown Charlotte as well as neighborhood supermarkets and schools. Activities include Random Acts of Science, monthly STEM programs for families, weeklong Summer Camps and annual family nights. Discovery Place also brings science to the community through pop-up booths at several events hosted by the Latin American Coalition and other community organizations. The Mayor's Youth Employment Program is helping to expand Discovery Place's internship program by recruiting Spanish-speaking teens to become a part of delivering wonder-moments to the Latino community.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA-20-15-0284-15.

Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas MA-20-15-0284-15.