In 2020, City Colleges of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Project Exploration partnered to launch STEAMbassadors, a mentorship workforce initiative to engage college students in strengthening and sharing their STEAM passions with youth from their communities. STEAMbassadors supports young adults, 18-24, in transitioning from participants to practitioners, as they develop workplace skills, identify and deepen STEAM interests, and strengthen their identity as civic leaders.