Mission and Services

Mission: To promote Public – Private Partnership approach in expanding innovative STEAM-based career pathway, economic development, and entrepreneurship opportunities for underrepresented youth and young adults. 

Promoting careers in STEAM for the future generation through public policy and partnerships!


WCRC contracts their services to particular clients, such as:

Elected Officials, Candidates, Employer Representatives from STEAM Industries, Education Leaders, Programs that Serve K-12 Students and Young Adults, Policy Institutes, Foundations, etc.

Breakdown of Services

Public Policy – Practitioner Liaison

  • Serve as an adviser to expand work-based learning activities, employer partnerships, and career services for programs, foundations, and institutions that work with youth and young adults
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to advocate and monitor Legislation on Local, State, and Federal level
  • Build working relationships with policy and private stakeholders on behalf of employers and education practitioners to secure support and funding
  • Collaborate with Economic and Community professionals to promote small business expansion and cultural development projects with the use of talents from underrepresented background
  • Attend and participate in political, public policy, and private sector workshops, conferences, hearings, and events

Career Adviser

  • Connect competitive professionals and entrepreneurs with potential interns, mentors, and qualified candidates
  • Collaborate with economic development and planning professionals to prepare students for this industry so they can participate in decision making process.
  • Provide career advisement to students and young adults 
  • Organize fairs, events, and programs with partners for targeted population


  • Produce white papers and participate in conferences to educate the public and fellow colleagues on topic


Why is WCRC Unique?

  • Does not focus solely on Labor Market Research, but on students’ innovative skills, potential, and ability to adapt since we are unsure what careers will exist by the time they become professionals.
  • Public policy projects use Geography Information System (GIS) to conduct research, as well as, collaborate with STEAM-based professionals to strengthen public-private partnerships
  • Heavily target population whom are or will be most negatively impacted by gentrification, especially those from disadvantaged background
  • Recognizes that disadvantaged groups come from all type of economic status, but still experience systemic difficulties
  • Targets the majority of participants between the ages of 5-26.

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