Community Service

Technical Outreach Community Help (T.O.R.C.H) is one of NSBE’s signature programs. It is NSBE’s community service initiative with the aim of using our technical backgrounds to positively impact the community. T.O.R.C.H. is an umbrella program of NSBE which encompasses outreach activities that impact non-NSBE members and NSBE members alike, especially pre-college youth in Black communities.

A Walk for Education Memphis
A Walk for Education (AWFE) Memphis is our annual outreach activity designed to increase awareness of the opportunities available through education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. AWFE is a grassroots program in which NSBE members and volunteers walk door to door in underserved communities to disseminate information on college, scholarships, SAT/ACT preparation tools, NSBE and information on the benefits ofmajoring in STEM fields. The annual Memphis event begins with the community walk and is followed with a community STEM fair that includes college booths, hands-on engineering demonstrations, education advocacy group booths, networking with local engineers, and lunch.