The STEM Funders Network (SFN) announced today that OC STEM is one of the 27 communities selected to pilot the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. This project, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. OC STEM’s selection is a demonstration of their existing progress in developing a strong STEM community and recognition of the commitment to continue this work. To learn more, visit