ASAS STEM CampUs Chicago
Teza Technologies, a global technology firm, has funded After-School All-Stars STEM CampUs Chicago for three consecutive years, as part of a multi-year commitment to STEM education. “With evidence pouring in that we need to engage kids in after school programming, I am thrilled that we have deepened our level of involvement with this outstanding organization,” said Misha Malyshev, CEO and Founder of Teza and ASAS National Board Member.
STEM CampUs included career exploration visits to Microsoft, Teza Technologies and the McCormick Foundation. Students learned computer coding and built their own websites through a new website creation challenge from Mozilla Foundation. Additionally, the students developed apps and business plans, which they presented to a panel of judges from Teza Technologies, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Public Schools. STEM CampUs has been featured on Fox News and Chicago Sun-Times.
ASAS Program Directors Attend TEDx-Style Conference, Sponsored by Teza
As a national ASAS partner, Teza Technologies made it possible for 20 innovative and experienced ASAS Program Directors to attend a TEDx-style conference in Washington, D.C., in 2014 to discuss tactics for after-school success. The conference covered program operations, stakeholder engagement and opportunities for collaboration, program improvement and scaling. Thank you, Teza, for supporting high quality after-school programming!
ASAS Board of Directors
CEO & Founder
Misha Malyshev joined the board of After-School All-Stars in 2014. Dr. Malyshev and Teza have supported a variety of ASAS initiatives and events including STEM CampUS. In 2015, Malyshev presented a check for $300,000 as part of a three-year national grant to ASAS. The commitment underscored Teza’s ongoing dedication to ASAS and its mission to prepare at-risk students for future success.
Misha Malyshev also contributes to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and buildOn, an organization that builds schools in developing countries.
More from Dr. Malyshev:
• The Role of Corporate Giving in Curbing Youth Violence
• Global Youth Service Day
Friends of ASAS Chicago
Seth Travis, General Counsel of Teza Technologies, joined Friends of After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Chicago in 2015. Travis has served as General Counsel for Teza Technologies since joining the firm in 2011. He has nearly 20 years of legal experience.
Along with fellow Friends of ASAS Chicago, Travis will advise and assist the leadership of ASAS in carrying out its mission in the area, with special emphasis on fundraising and increasing the organization’s visibility in the community.