Book Direct Support Transformational STEM Youth Programming in Underserved Chicago Communities

The joy of creating is universal and innovation is the key to the future. Empowering our youth and allowing them to discover these truths is both essential and transformational.

When you book your reservation directly with Hotel EMC2 or online via Marriott, Hotel EMC2 will make a long term commitment to support ‘youth’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs within underserved Chicago communities.

Hotel EMC2 fulfills this vision through its partnership with Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments). Founded in 2008 by three African American men who were dissatisfied with the lack of diversity in their fields of engineering and financial management, the Chicago-based organization’s global mission is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

Through Project SYNCERE programming, Hotel EMC2 will jump start the career exploration of 20 high school students through hands on, real-life engineering experience. Project SYNCERE leverages the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum to carry out the Chicago-based initiative. The high school E-CADEMY program will be offered throughout the school year, with an additional six weeks in the summer.

The annual commitment Hotel EMC2 and Autograph Collection are contributing to this ongoing program is a minimum of $90,000 per year. Direct bookings by our guests make the program possible.

To learn more about Project SYNCERE, visit at

Book Direct & Expand A Young Mind