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A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Center Program - Technology Education for Inner City Children

Program Mission:

The A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Center Mission: To utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) related projects as a motivational tool and to advance the educational, intellectual, and career development of African-American, Latino and other students in grades K through 12. A-MAN, Inc. seeks partnerships with individuals and institutions who share the vision to increase diversity and develop interest in the fields of STEM and business.

Ogie Banks - Program Volunteer

Ogie Banks, the Cadence Leasing President, is a Program Organizer and a classroom volunteer. Mr. Banks volunteers at the classes held on Saturday mornings where he enjoys working directly with the students.  He acts as a speaker, role model, and mentor to the students.  In addition to the technical aspects of the classes, Mr. Banks educates the students on the principles of ethics.


As a result of the program, many undecided students have chosen to pursue Computer Science and Engineering degrees at the following universities: UCLA, USC, UC Santa Cruz, Carnegie Mellon, Morehouse, Columbia, MIT, and others.


For Further Information on the A-MAN Program

A-MAN, Inc. A Non Profit Corporation–501 (C) (3)


Office Mailing Address: PO Box: 561379, Los Angeles, CA 90056

Phone: (310) 412-2680

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Founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of a pilot educational research project directed by Dr. Bettye Walker and funded by the University of California at Los Angeles.

Prof. Hal and Dr. Bettye Walker are the Founding President and Board Member, respectively of the Cape Town Space Society. The A-MAN, Inc. Co-Founders have made history by establishing the first National Space Society Chapter (NSS) on the Continent of Africa (May, 2018).