Union Community Development Center

Welcome to the STEAM and Read Program!

At STEAM and Read, we’re more than just a program; we’re a community of learners, dreamers, and explorers. Our mission is simple yet profound: to provide experiences that nurture not only academic growth, but also social emotional learning, personal development, and above all, a love for lifelong learning. We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future, and we’re here to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.
About us

The journey to change the world starts with one child.

Our journey is fueled by the belief that every child deserves access to quality education and the opportunity to thrive. Through a dynamic blend of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM), and reading-focused activities, we create an enriching environment where curiosity is celebrated and individual potential is realized.

Our Vision

Where Scholars Reach Their Maximum Potential!

Our Mission

The mission of the Union Community Development Center STEAM and READ program is to nurture and enrich the academic, intellectual, educational, social-emotional, physical, and social life of each scholar in an engaging, safe, supportive, and happy learning environment.

Our Programme

STEAM & READ Program

Reading & Inspiration!

This FREE program is designed to enhance READING SKILLS while incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a fun interactive environment.

Staff and Volunteer Guiding Principles

Here are Seven Guiding Principles by which the staff and volunteers serve as leaders. They help to maximize the potential of our students and their parents and provide an engaging, safe, and fun place to be.
  1. Be prepared
  2. Be a positive role model who motivates everyone
  3. Establish routines and schedules
  4. Establish rules and expectations of excellence
  5. Welcome and orient scholars to routines
  6. Include a literacy experience
  7. Acknowledge every scholar, parent, and visitor
Why Union Community Development Center

When you choose Union CDC, you're choosing a personalized approach to learning and growth that sets you up for success.

We understand that each person’s path is unique. That’s why our programs are tailored to various age groups and needs, ensuring that you receive an education and development plan that aligns with your individual goals. When you choose Union CDC, you’re choosing a personalized approach to learning and growth that sets you up for success.
Holistic Approach to Development

At Union Community Development Center, we believe in nurturing the whole individual.

Expertise and Dedication

Our experienced educators and mentors are passionate about what they do.

Community-Centric Impact

We're not just an organization; we're a community united by a common goal.

Customized Learning

We recognize that everyone's journey is unique. That's why we offer a range of programs tailored to various age groups and needs.

Join us in transforming communities through education, growth, and empowerment!

Become a part of the Union Community Development Center's mission to make a lasting impact. Whether you're looking to enhance your literacy skills, foster personal growth, or contribute to positive community change, there's a place for you here. Explore our programs, events, and resources to start your journey towards a brighter future. Together, we can create a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Meet the teachers

Meet the Team who help us transform lives

Out team is comprised of educators who have served as school principals, classroom teachers, and curriculum coordinators, and businesses leaders across several industries. These individuals give their time and support to help us make a difference in children’s lives.

La Shanda Millner

Executive Director of Operations MillnerUBCDC@gmail.com

Dr. Fran Oates

Executive Director of STEAM School OatesUBCDC@gmail.com

Mia Parker

Community Partnership Liaison ParkerUBCDC@gmail.com

Val Young

Program Manager YoungUBCDC@gmail.com

Christina Forney

Curriculum Manager ForneyUBCDC@gmail.com

Brenda Butler

Volunteer and Teacher Coordinator ButlerUBCDC@gmail.com

Linda Lofton

Parent Coordinator/Read Specialist LoftonUBCDC@gmail.com