Pan African Technical Association

We are an IRS 501(c)(3) non profit organization located in Los Angeles, California.
The mission of the Pan-African Technical Association ("PATA") is to enhance the technical expertise of its volunteers, supporters and organizations not for monetary gain.

Conduct Community Presentations

PATA volunteers and organizers conduct presentations to other technical and non-technical community-based and membership-based organizations as well as educational institutions expand the networking base.

Technology Exchange

Since 1996, PATA has been involved with technology dissemination activities in several African rural communities. The funding for travel to these communities is accomplished through numerous fundraising efforts and donations.

After School Programs

PATA launched its After School Assistance Program (ASAP) in 2014, which is dedicated to growing STEM education in schools and increasing participation of underrepresented students (K-12) by introducing, encouraging and enhancing their creative and technical skills and exposing them to potential STEM careers.


What We Do

PATA an association of volunteers, supporters and friends who share a deep rooted interest in exposing, educating and supporting the introduction and perpetuation of science and technology in the African American communities in the United States and communities throughout Africa.

community programs, technology exchange between African and African American scientists and engineers

African Volunteers

Ethiopian Civil Engineer Bekalu, who is also a PATA Leader volunteer.  He is working on one of three construction projects in Addis Ababa.

Technology Field Trips

Summer field trip to SpaceX, one of many science and technology activities, which impact numerous youth in the greater Los Angeles area thanks to the Joan and Chris Robinson-Berry Foundation, PATA supporters & volunteers.


PATA’s STEM program is a recipient of funding from Southern California Edison and the Edison International Grant Program where students gain hands-on scientific demonstrations.



  • Southern California Edison
  • Los Angeles Challengers Boys & Girls Club
  • Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum

Pan-African Technical Association

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