The STEM playhouse program was created by the local Habitat affiliate to enhance, supplement and support existing classroom learning around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while encouraging creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Students in grades 6-8 follow specific curriculum leading to application of their STEM learning with the building of playhouses. Funding from the program supports Habitat’s mission and the completed playhouses will be donated to children of military families. This is the second consecutive year Simpson Strong-Tie has supported the program, donating $25,000 and providing volunteers to help with the build.
“Simpson Strong-Tie has been a champion of the work of Habitat for Humanity for many years, and we’re happy to have them partner with us on this educational initiative,” says Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley President and CEO Janice Jensen.
Simpson Strong-Tie has supported Habitat for Humanity for more than two decades and has been a national sponsor since 2007, donating more than $5 million in cash and products, including the structural framing hardware (connectors and fasteners) and reinforced shear walls used in new home construction. The company also supports the Habitat for Humanity annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project and Habitat Strong, a program for building more resilient homes.