8:00 AM08:00

Science Blast 2018

Science Blast is a hands on STEM learning event for 5th grade students with teachers and professionals led by trained college and university student mentors.
The Jose M. Hernandez Reaching for the Stars Foundation is proud of its program and everyone has been very busy preparing for its success.

One hundred and forty-seven Teachers and Mentors are being trained, multitudes of science materials are being organized, hundreds of kits are being assembled and 40 classrooms in the San Joaquin Delta College Atherton Auditorium are being prepared.

We expect more than 900 5th grade students from Tracy and Stockton Unified School Districts to participate.

Visit our Science Blast page for program information.

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to Mar 19

Science Blast Volunteering

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Volunteers are invited to San Joaquin Delta College to help organize and prepare science activities and materials on Thursday and Friday March 15th and 16th from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday March 17th from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Classroom set up will be on Monday, March 19th from 9 am to 5 pm.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

To volunteer contact:
Mercedes Silveira-Gouveia -
Jerry Ruiz -

Thank you for your interest and support!

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2:00 PM14:00

10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating our 10 year anniversary!  Thousands of San Joaquin County students have benefited from our STEM educational programs, but we couldn't have succeeded without our valued partners.  The University of the Pacific, the County Office of Education, the United Way of San Joaquin County, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton Unified School District and Tracy Unified School District will be honored for their continuous support and sponsorship.

The evening will include a "Taquiza" dinner, refreshing adult beverages and presentations of our programs and accomplishments.  Our celebration event is being held at a private residence in Lodi, CA.  Tickets are limited.

Tickets: $30

Contact Jerry Ruiz for tickets today!


Phone:   (209) 676-1050

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7:00 AM07:00

Cinco de Mayo Parade

Astronaut José Hernández will be presiding as the Grand Marshal of the Stockton Cinco De Mayo Parade.

Join us in commemorating the victory of the Mexican army over a far larger French force in the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

Visit the Coalition of Mexican American Organizations (COMA) website Events page for parade updates.

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3:00 PM15:00

Marc Jantzen Education Awards

Phi Delta Kappa selects José M. Hernández Reaching for the Stars Foundation to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Education Award.  The Marc Jantzen Education Awards honor exemplary educators and organizations in our region and this award recognizes superior service to our educational community.

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