LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2014) — After-School All-Stars today announced that it has received a $30,000 donation from Teza, a global quantitative trading firm, as part of its continuing relationship. With support from Teza, After-School All-Stars will be hosting 30 After-School All-Stars Program Directors from around the country in Washington, D.C. for a three-day training program beginning January 7.
At this program, After-School All-Stars will bring together its Program Directors to create a common understanding of best practices throughout its national network. Veteran program leaders will convene to impart lessons learned on topics such as program operations, stakeholder engagement and After-School All-Stars’ national program initiatives including: Sports as a Hook, We Are Ready, CEO, and Life Service Action. This effort helps After-School All-Stars continue to improve, learn and grow its program scale and quality. These lessons and sessions will be videotaped and shared with current and future staff members..
“As we begin 2014, Teza is elated to continue our support for After-School All-Stars and its life-changing work for youth across the country,” said Misha Malyshev, CEO, Teza. “The program we are sponsoring underscores our commitment to education and will be a valuable training initiative for key Program Directors.”
“The leaders of Teza understand that the programs that we offer our students are only as good as the staff we have implementing them. We are so fortunate that they have decided to invest in our national staff retreat, which brings together our most experienced leaders and allows them to share best practices with each other and take back lessons learned to all our chapters nationwide,” said Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President, National Network for After-School All-Stars. “It has been great getting to know the team at Teza this past year and we are excited to continue our partnership with them in 2014 and beyond.”
Teza is a science and technology driven global quantitative trading business headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and London. Misha Malyshev has led Teza as the CEO since he founded the company in 2009. Misha earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University and he also holds degrees of M.S. in Theoretical Physics and a B.S. summa cum laude in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. For more information, visit www.teza.com