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Team Divercity

Summer Programs

DiverseCity, Inc. is a non-profit youth development organization that brings together kids from diverse backgrounds. The program is founded on the belief that athletics can be used as vehicle for real change in our society. During a time when socioeconomics still results in real segregation, DiverseCITY believes that sports can be used as tools to help bridge divides.

We currently run programs in Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. DiverseCity offers three programs:

New Conservatory Theater Center

Summer Camps

The New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) offers classes for students to explore theatre with short-term workshops to inspire their imaginations using topics such as puppetry, storybook theatre, stage makeup, improvisation and monologue/audition workshops.

Columbia University

Girls in STEM Summer Program

Developed by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies with support from corporate partners and community organizations, the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative helps bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math education. It prepares young women from underrepresented populations to enter college and the workplace with increased confidence and capability. The STEM Initiative engages young women through hands-on instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while developing their leadership and communication skills.

Blue Bear Music Company

Music Summer Camps

Kids will be rocking this summer in Blue Bear’s week-long music day camps! Most camps run 10 am-3 pm Monday through Friday and include a special performance on Friday ending around 4:30 or 5 pm so campers can play for parents and friends. Camp curriculum was designed by renowned educator and artist Bonnie Hayes – expect an intense week of learning and fun!


Wishbone Fundraising Platform

Wishbone is a non-profit fundraising platform that gives all students the chance to pursue their passions. Wishbone sends low-income high school students from New York City, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Connecticut to summer programs.

How does Wishbone works:  

  • We find promising students with specific passions

  • Students apply for a program that fits their needs

  • We enable program affordability through a combination of fundraising channels

  • We share success stories to inspire others

Southern Exposure

Mission Voices Summer Program

Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is a FREE four-week intensive summer arts program for youth aged 14-21. Young artists learn to use the visual arts as a tool for expressing ideas, ambitions, and creativity. In MVS, you'll spend the summer working with more than 40 other Bay Area youth and six professional artists to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's large Mission-district gallery. Learn all kinds of skills from drawing, printing, and woodworking to sculpture, video and architecture, as you plan your exhibition. All skill levels are welcome.