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The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) will partner with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to establish the ASTC VISTA Volunteer Community STEM Initiative. The program is designed to strengthen local networks of community-based STEM programs and to offer new youth development activities specifically targeted at inspiring a future STEM workforce. AmeriCorps VISTA members will be placed in strategically selected science centers and museums to serve as coordinators and facilitators of these community-based activities. The seven science centers and museums involved in the project are Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, CA; Discovery Cube, Los Angeles, CA; Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA; Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA; California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA; New York Hall of Science, Queen, NY; and Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI.