Educational Institutions

Science Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc

  • Oakland, CA
  • www.semsuccess.org

Mission Statement

Our mission at
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link) is to promote
student achievement and career exploration in math and science while increasing
student exposure to the science, engineering and mathematics communities

Main Programs

  1. Experimental Design Program
  2. Math and Science Career Academy

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Metropolitan Atlanta
San Francisco Bay Area
DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia)

ruling year

2006

Founder and Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Tokiwa Smith

Keywords

Self-reported

science and math education, volunteer

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Also Known As

SEM Link Inc

EIN

34-2050759

 Number

7848430064

Physical Address

P.O. Box 30441

Oakland, 94604 6541

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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SEM
Link is a tax exempt non-profit organization, founded in 2005 that promotes
student achievement and career exploration in math and science for K-12
students by connecting them with individuals with backgrounds in science,
engineering and mathematics. SEM Link has a two core program model, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy. These
spectacular programs provide students with opportunities to develop their
math and science skills by enhancing the classroom learning experience and
teaching them skills that are transferable to other areas of life. Since our
inception we have enhanced the educational experiences for over 1000 Metro
Atlanta youth through hands on math and science activities, career exploration
and exposure to real world applications of math and science.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Experimental Design Program

teaches students how to design and conduct experiments for math and science fairs utilizing research, laboratory and scientific literacy skills gained through individual and group learning opportunities as well as mentoring. This program improves the quantity and quality of math and science fair projects for students by providing schools with undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals with science, technology engineering and math backgrounds to provide support for math and science fairs.

Category

Extracurricular

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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None

Budget

Program 2

Math and Science Career Academy

exposes students to math and science through hands-on activities, real-world applications and career exploration.

Category

Animal Control

Population(s) Served

None

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None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Metropolitan Atlanta
San Francisco Bay Area
DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia)

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Science Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc

Leadership

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Founder and Executive Director

Ms. Tokiwa Smith

BIO

A native of Miami, Florida and an alumnus of Florida A & M University, Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith is a social entrepreneur and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educator with over 10 years’ experience working in education and philanthropy. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc. a nonprofit organization that exposes urban youth to STEM and CEO of Kemet Educational Services, a STEM educational consulting firm. Ms. Smith is also a writer and workshop speaker on topics in STEM education and philanthropy. She also serves of the advisory board of several STEM educational programs. She is a contributor for Black Gives Back and has her own blog about her journey as a social entrepreneur The Science Socialite. Ms. Smith’s work has been featured in several media outlets and in 2013 she was named as one Ebony Magazine’s 10 Black Twitter Tweeps to Watch! She currently resides in Oakland, CA.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder and Executive Director

"Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link), a tax-exempt national nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 by Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith in Atlanta, Georgia on the premise that exposure to members of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communities is critical to student achievement and career exploration in math and science. Our two core programs, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy, enhance the STEM educational experience for K-12 students by providing them with opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities, explore STEM careers and learn about real-world applications of STEM. Since our inception we have served thousands of youth in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington DC Metro Area"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Carletta Hurt

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?