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3rd Goal: A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes gender equality and women empowerment, by encouraging both males and females of varied age ranges, starting with grade school, to pursue studies in fields related to STEM, preferably “STEAM”. But, what exactly is “STEAM”? Because of certain reliability factors of the American economy, innovation, once again, captures the interests of American economists to secure a successful and prosperous future for the great nation of the US of A.

Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.

We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.


STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:

  • transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
  • encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education
  • influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
  • (Source: STEMtoSTEAM.org ~ What is STEAM?)

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    A Brand New Website Is On Its Way!
    by Board President - Saturday, 2 December 2017, 04:24 AM
    Yesterday I met with Jarrod; he is a volunteer with a technical background who is going to be assisting us in several different areas of our non-profit's development. He has actually started the process by actually working on a website under the url of https://3rdgoal.org ... This is going to be a our main site which is under maintenance right now but soon should up and running one day in the future. I am so very excited about this project!
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    ReVamping our Website
    by Board President - Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 02:51 AM
    Please do pardon us as we attempt a much needed overhaul of our website. Your patience is much appreciated. Thank you and Seasons Greetings as we fall into the Holidays… 

    Merry Christmas!
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    Moodle 3.3 Overview
    by Board President - Sunday, 4 June 2017, 07:26 PM
    A number of (new) features and improvements are now available, designed to give teachers better control over their learning environments while improving communications between educators and students.
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    The Change We Seek ~ Theory of Positive Change ~ I.C.A.F.
    by Board President - Sunday, 4 June 2017, 04:31 PM
    ” ~ International Child Art Foundation, located in Washingtion, D.C., relates in video presentation their idea of the "Theory of Positive Change" which includes translating ideas of creating Art and Empathizing within children.
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    Importance of Art Education ~ StarTalk
    by Board President - Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:30 AM
    ” — Musician David Byrne and Neil discuss the vital importance of arts education....
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    STEAM in Every Student Succeeds Act Signed by President Obama
    by Board President - Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:16 AM
    ” — President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan bill that …

    More good news late last week for the fate of education offered through US schools – and with it a renewed emphasis on the value of studying art as a necessary and important component to advancing understanding in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math). Since 2010 RISD has been at the forefront of advocating for STEAM as a more relevant and valuable approach to education at all levels.

    After the House voted in favor of the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – which supersedes No Child Left Behind – the Senate passed the bill as well and on Thursday President Obama signed it into law, proclaiming it “an early holiday gift” and “a Christmas miracle” that Congress finally agreed on a significant piece of bipartisan legislation.

    Before the president speaks about the significance of the new law in this video, he’s introduced by a boy name Antonio who says he wants be an engineer and loves science and math. But then he points out that his school “has opened new possibilities [for him] because it’s an art-focused school… art is integrated into all subjects.”

    “The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind as the Every Student Succeeds Act is a major victory for our public schools and, in particular, for arts education in the US,” notes President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID. “At RISD we believe that the only way to tackle the critical challenges of today’s world is through a well-rounded approach to thinking, learning and problem-solving that integrates creativity, inventiveness and a diversity of perspectives. Thanks to the inclusion of STEAM in this bill – something championed and led by RISD and the dedicated members of the Congressional STEAM Caucus – I expect that ESSA will help accomplish this for America’s schools.”
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    by Board President - Saturday, 21 November 2015, 04:38 PM
    http://www.sorudeo.org.ug > My long time friend Father David Okullu ( the tall gentleman in white shirt ) has finally gotten his Ugandan Website up and running. It is a miracle that he has struggled to produce … Congratulations Father David!!
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    by Board President - Monday, 17 August 2015, 11:07 PM
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