UNITE-LA, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles' Economic & Workforce Development Department, launched the Real World of STEAM programming providing youth (ages 14-24) with career exposure/awareness throughout the different disciplines within the STEAM umbrella. Over the last year of programming, UNITE-LA has served more than 200 youth referred to by our partners at Boyle Heights Tech Center, Para Los Niños and UCLA YouthSource Center.


   200+ youth served last year


The Real World of STEAM supports virtual, career-exploration activities and project-based work experiences for youth (ages 14-24) in high-growth sectors, including:

  • Science/Biotechnology
  • Health Care Sciences
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Programming includes:

  • Career panels
  • Virtual job shadowing
  • Career informational sessions with STEAM-related industry professionals moderated by staff
  • Youth-led projects and breakout sessions





Past industry partners have included:








Northrop Grumman

Oak Crest Institute

USC Viterbi




Contact Ever Hilleprandt at [email protected] for more information.