STEAM Enrichment

STEAM Enrichment provides hands-on opportunities for students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design and Mathematics. SLED knows how important it is to start a love of these subjects at an early age.
SLED supports STEAM enrichment programs that INSPIRE students and help them envision a different future for themselves. STEAM focused Workplace Tours and Girls Robotics Camp are two programs that bring STEAM to life for our students.

STEM 101

In September of 2016,  the San Leandro Education Foundation was proud to partner with Latinas in STEM to bring an all day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event to San Leandro.

San Leandro City-Wide Science Fair

In 2014, a small group of students at the San Leandro High School decided that they would be the force behind bringing city-wide awareness of the impact that STEAM plays in todays education. They did this by starting the Youth San Leandro Science Fair. In their second year, they more than tripled the number of applicants into the competition. In addition to the science fair, these eSTEAMed students held hands on STEAM project nights at the library. You can find out more about the eSTEAMed students’ projects at

Through sponsorships, the San Leandro Education Foundation provided $3000 to support the Youth San Leandro Science Fair.


Bringing San Leandro Businesses to SLHS Machining Shops

Recently Jeff Musgrove, the owner of Applied Fusion and two of the managers from Scandic Springs toured SLHS TechnoloyShop and met Andres Alvarez, the metal shop instructor at San Leandro High School. Applied Fusion and Scandic Springs are both very successful advanced machining shops. Their customers include companies along the lines of Apple and Tesla. And they were impressedto see the state-of-the-art facility available to students. But a successful program needs more than just facilities, it needs an amazing teacher and a little bit of support from the community.

Mr. Alvarez is an exceptionally dedicated and driven teacher and he is working hard to build a program that will give kids the skills they need for good paying jobs. Recently his program became just the third metal-shop class in the state to be approved as college-prep by the University of California. He could use a little help not only with raw materials but in showing students how those classes are on the pathway to a great career. SLED will be helping to bring the work world to the classroom by bringing professional engineers and machinists in to talk our students AND we’ll be taking the class TO the work world where they can see, first hand, what a career in advanced manufacturing looks like.