Educational Institutions

Science Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 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
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

1400 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 134 #261

Mableton, GA 30126 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

Self-reported by organization

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

Self-reported by organization

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.)

None

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

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Metropolitan Atlanta
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 15 years' experience working in education, government and philanthropy. Ms. Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc. a nonprofit organization that exposes urban youth to STEM and the CEO and Principal Owner of Kemet Educational Services, a STEM educational consulting firm. Ms. Smith is also a writer and workshop speaker on topics in STEM education and professional development. She serves on the Advisory Council of the University of California at Berkeley Pre-College Trio Program and is a member of the Coalition for the Understanding of Public Science (COPUS) Ms. Smith's work has been featured in several media outlets. In 2013, she was named as one Ebony Magazine's 10 Black Twitter Tweeps to Watch! and in 2014, she was featured on NPR's Tell Me More Women Digital Thinkers Tweet for A Day. In 2014, she wrote her first book A Guide to Hosting STEM Events. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia). SEM Link currently serves the Atlanta and DMV Metropolitan areas."

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?