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This Is Us

STEM Education, Workforce Education & Training
Social Emotional Professional & Youth Development

01. STEM Education K-12

For organizations ready to increase both students’ AND educators’ engagement and confidence for better and sustainable STEM education and outcomes, this is us.

02.  Workforce Education and  Training

For organizations ready to close the technical skills gap or upgrade skills with high-quality training emphasizing both technical and transferable/soft skills, this is us.

03.  SEL for All

For organizations ready for solutions and professional development to recognize the relationship between behavioral, academic and/or career success and SEL, this is us.

Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Some have said that our calling to do work in both STEM and SEL is very unusual, but this is not what we hear after we partner with education, companies, community-based organizations and workforce development who get their desired results in either or both of these areas. From classroom to conference rooms, on-site and on-line, our partners get tools, trainings, assessments that positively transform individual and/or organizational capacity.

Youth and adults served in STEM education


Increase in retention after SEL-based, resiliency training

Years Combined experience in workforce education and training


A Team Of Professionals

Joy Vann-Hamilton

Founder and CEO, STEM and SEL Certified

  • Passion for and expertise in STEM education and training began at University of Notre Dame
  • Passion for and expertise in SEL education and training began at the PEAR Institute, Harvard University and McLean Hospital

Sam Rana

Technical Training Lead, Architectural and structural engineering designer, detailer, drafter

  • Passion for and expertise in CAD, I/T, Construction Project Management from Nebraska to Nepal
  • Passion for and expertise in career and technical education teaching and training with distinction

Lynn Miller

Transferable Skills Lead, Programming and Organization Evangelist

  • Passion for and expertise in educational program development and management and personal effectiveness
  • Passion for and expertise in working across generational bridges and community engagement

We value our partnership with CLEC in providing opportunities for youth and adults in our community. Their SYIS approach to STEM education is high-quality, inclusive, and engages youth. In addition, their skill in providing targeted content for employment readiness and being able to meaningfully connect with adult learners results in outcomes that exceed expectations.

C. Stephenson

Executive Director, Powerhouse Community Development Corporation

I had the pleasure of working with Joy Vann-Hamilton.

Ms. Vann-Hamilton’s skills in coordination and leadership are exceptional.  She has the unique ability to develop individual skills and engagement in staff while promoting teamwork.

Not only does Ms. Vann-Hamilton accomplish this, but she does so through humor and composedness.

A. Faulkner

Former Campus President, Vatterott College

Our values empower us to R.I.S.E. to every occasion

Resiliency in life and work

Integrity in all we do

Structure for stability and change

Equity in processes for equality in outcomes

Get In Touch

PHONE: 816-875-0111

EMAIL: team@clec.education