TEEMS AmeriCorps Program

T.E.E.M.S. (Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math and Science) AmeriCorps is a corps of mathematics and science majors trained in “Best Practices in Urban Education,” which includes effective tutoring and mentoring.

DREAMS Flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1y6uVj8eZo
In 2012, Georgia’s graduation rate was ranked 48 in the nation. Today in 2015, Atlanta’s urban students still lag behind in terms of STEM performance.

It is our mission at the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence to optimize the life opportunities of children and families in urban communities by ensuring the availability of a prosperous and equitable school environment. We believe that through our work we can create a world where all children have equal access to educational opportunities that prepare them to be academically excellent, culturally competent, and critically conscious.

The Alonzo Crim Center and AmeriCorps collaborated to develop comprehensive school day and after school programming for middle and high schools known as T.E.E.M.S. (Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math and Science). AmeriCorps members recruited for this program are mathematics and science majors/degrees and are trained in “Best Practices in Urban Education,” which includes effective tutoring and mentoring.

In the summer, T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps members run the D.R.E.A.M.S. (Developing Relationships to Enhance All Mentee’s Success) Summer Institute. D.R.E.A.M.S. is a summer program that supports urban youth’s transformation into scholars. Each year, our program works to provide high quality academic and social support to 40 metro-Atlanta students invited to participate in our program, their parents and their families. During the programs’ seven weeks, T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps members, community organizations, speakers and volunteers dedicate time and/or resources to teach, guide and mentor our urban youth to prepare them for a successful life.

View the flyer 

To learn more about the impact this program has had read the Annual Report.

View the 2014-2015 Annual Report 

Peter Ayeni
Khadijah M.Boles
Kennedy Milan Bright
Mariah Campbell
Sterling Campbell
Quincy Dawson
Victoria Doctor
Veron Frith
Markita Hill
Tierra Hunter
Ponthus Pyronneau Jr.
Amanda Briana Taylor
Davonne Tillman
Sirene Wardford
Diamond Janesha Washington
Ruqayyah Ya-Sin
Chelsea Montford
Krystina Leverette
Richard Hackett
Ricky Sellers
Trelique Moore
Antoinette Pino
Avron Gordon
Darius Morgan
Sharita Underwood
The TEEMS AmeriCorps Program at Georgia State University is excited have a wide variety of community partners. Below are several of our current partnering organizations.

Create Your Dreams logo The Algebra Project logo Boys & Girls Club logo AmeriCorps logo Communities in Schools logo

Vanessa
My name is Vanessa and I serve as the program director for T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps at Georgia State University, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence. It is [...]
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My name is Vanessa and I serve as the program director for T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps at Georgia State University, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban …read more [...]
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Vanessa
My name is Vanessa and I serve as the program director for T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps at Georgia State University, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center …read more [...]
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Vanessa
My name is Vanessa and I serve as the program director for T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps at Georgia State University, housed in the Alonzo A. …read more [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: TEEMS Feed
Vanessa
My name is Vanessa and I serve as the program director for T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps at Georgia State University, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence. It [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: TEEMS Feed
For more information please contact:

Vanessa Pérez-Topczewski, M.S.
Program Director,  TEEMS AmeriCorps Program
Phone: 404-413-8430
Email: vperez@gsu.edu

Amna Tariq

Data Manager, TEEMS AmeriCorps Program
Phone: 404-413-8434
E-mail: atariq1@gsu.edu