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Enter to learn.
Depart to serve.

We aim to provide an opportunity for underserved populations to be exposed to and become more proficient at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (STEM).

Si Se Puede Foundation is registered with Guide Star. Click on logo to see our profile.

We have earned our Platninum Transparencey level seal. 

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Si Se Puede Foundation

The Si Se Puede Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for underserved youth to develop an interest in and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our STEM Center was created so that young people, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances, can learn manufacturing skills, video production, 3D printing, 3D modeling, electronics, robotics, and more. Our organization serves as a bridge toward developing a new generation of active participants in the 21st century economy. We aim to support students from all backgrounds as they build their competence and their self-confidence in an inclusive, challenging, and creative environment.


Si Se Puede
STEM Center

The STEM center is a 5,200 square feet facility that houses many types of manufacturing equipment. Some of the items include a tiltable head mill, a lathe, a 4' x 4' CNC router, CNC mill, a 4' x 4' laser cutter and 9 Makerbot 3 -D printers. The center also has 20 laptop computers and 4 dedicated CAD computers with dual screens as we all as a classroom with a video projection and sound system. 

In addition to the in house manufacturing equipment, the STEM center houses the AZ FIRST portable machine shop that can be accessed by all FIRST teams in Arizona. The machine shop will be transported to the Arizona Regional competitions during the seasons competitions. The center also has 1/2 of a standard FIRST Robotics Competition practice field for all Arizona FIRST teams to test on. 

This STEM center exists to bridge the STEM divide that exists in our community and the Si Se Puede Foundation is dedicated to help develop the STEM ecosystem in the state of Arizona

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

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Annalisa Regalado

Board Vice Chair 

Microchip Technology    STEM Outreach Representative

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Richard Gutierrez

Board Secretary 

General Dynamics Mission Systems

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Ashutosh J. Bakhle 

Vice President

Internet of Things Group

Intel Corporation

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Mario Solorzano 

Channel Manager

Insight Technology

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Tony Padilla

Board Chair 

Boeing Executive-Retired

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Adolfo Maldonado

Board Treasurer 

Arizona Public Service, Senior Engineer


Jeff Kietzmann

Principal Global Operations, Amazon Project Kuiper



Faridodin "Fredi"  Lajvardi

President / CEO


Director of STEM Initiatives 

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Mike Acevedo

Vice President/CFO


Glen Pohle

Scholars Program Director and Business Operations Specialist

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Camila Trevino

FLL Director & FTC Manager

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Brandon Woolgar

NURC Director and Special Projects

Albert L Esparza

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