For 156 years Howard University has worked diligently to eliminate educational inequities related to race, color, social, economic, and political circumstances. This work became more important this past year as communities of color disproportionately suffered from the pandemics of racism, violence, homelessness, food insecurity and COVID-19 and its variants. Being the only HBCU to host a public charter middle school on campus is a demonstration of. our school’s founders understanding of the importance of creating a pipeline to STEM careers for adolescents. The vision was realized in 2016 with the first Howard University STEM graduates who had completed middle school at (MS)2. Our mission and vision are still relevant to our community and our work must continue.