Center for a New Generation (CNG) is a school-based program, founded by Dr. Condoleezza Rice. This unique program is designed to follow the DISD Feeder Pattern in the afterschool setting offering BGCD and STREAM based programming in elementary and middle school sites. Youth participating in programs such as robotics, modern dance, theatre, and debate, are positively impacted in the development of key cognitive, social, and personal competencies using a fun, hands-on approach.

Programs are led by certified teachers and student membership has a targeted selection process. Students are expected to remain in the CNG program throughout their elementary and junior high years and transition into BGCD’s Collegiate STEPs program for the duration of their high school experience. Not only does this program prepare students for an employment market where STEAM occupations are growing 1.7% faster than non-STEM occupations but it also fuels their creative and innovative engines to ensure that the right side of their brain is getting just as much exercise as the left.

Program features the following major components:

  • Fun, hands-on, project-based activities in the areas of STEM and applied arts
  • Collaboration with schools, teachers, and administrators within the DISD Feeder Program
  • Innovative academic and enrichment afterschool and summer program
  • Targets the “striver”
  • Continues throughout elementary, junior high, and high school

Appropriate content standards should be set for each grade level to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every child.

Mutually beneficial, long-term interactions in which constituents (internal and external) share knowledge, resources, and expertise.

Performance measurement improves project management and effectiveness. By focusing on project outcomes, it can define success early, execute projects more likely to generate a significant impact to the specialty crop industry, and more easily measure and demonstrate results.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kristal Smart, Vice President of Education & Strategic Outcomes at