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T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps

Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, College of Education and Human Development

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Bolling, Sarayfah
sbolling2@gsu.edu
404-413-8430

Address
30 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Multiple Sponsors

Overview

The Crim Center and AmeriCorps have collaborated to develop comprehensive day and after-school programming for elementary, middle and high schools known as T.E.E.M.S. (Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math and Science) AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members are responsible for providing supplemental instruction and support in the areas of math and science during the school day. AmeriCorps members also lead dynamic after-school programming designed to provide homework assistance in math and science.

Benefits

Members receive professional development, a $900/month living allowance, loan forbearance for federal student loans, Segal Education Award ranging from $3,000-$6,000 available for 7 years post-service, CPR/First Aid/AED Training.

Discipline Focus
Computer & Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physical Sciences, Professional

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Age, First Generation, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Black, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
09/01/2007

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Student or faculty stipend/compensation

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Resume Building, Networking, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Classroom Management, Math Models, STEM Engagement, Life After AmeriCorps, CPR/First/AED Training

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Member Recognition of academic success and service milestones

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Member check-ins and individual coaching to understand personal/professional development needs and connect to the appropriate resources.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods to allow participates to provide feedback through focus groups conducted by independent evaluator.

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, site visit, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)

Outcome Milestones

member retention, # of volunteers generated, # of members who complete CPR/ First Aid/AED Training, # of students completing K-12 math and/or science one on one or small group tutorial sessions, Number of students attending one-on-one or small group tutorial sessions during the week, Number of students demonstrating at least a 10% gain on science/math pre/post tests

Key Performance Indicators

member retention, # of volunteers generated, # of members who complete CPR/ First Aid/AED Training, # of students completing K-12 math and/or science one on one or small group tutorial sessions, Number of students attending one-on-one or small group tutorial sessions during the week, Number of students demonstrating at least a 10% gain on science/math pre/post tests

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
09/01/2007

Number Served
101-500

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette), Student or faculty stipend/compensation

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Resume Building, Networking, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Classroom Management, Math Models, STEM Engagement, Life After AmeriCorps, CPR/First/AED Training

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Member Recognition of academic success and service milestones

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Member check-ins and individual coaching to understand personal/professional development needs and connect to the appropriate resources.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods to allow participates to provide feedback through focus groups conducted by independent evaluator.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, site visit, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)