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MATH MATTERS

  • 75 people are interested
Empowering kids with math!
This Prof. of Math Dr. Alavaro Arias from University of Denver introducing math learning tools


With COVID and remote learning those kids who are in disadvantaged communities experience even more troubles with succeeding in learning and most likely fail in math. During these unprecedented times and going through financial hardships a lot of Parents do not have funds to get kids the tools and help needed. This is where Math Matters comes in to help.

4 out of 5 kids enter kindergarten unprepared for the curriculum. Low & Moderate income families are on average 3 years behind their well funded peers in mathematics.

  • Children that start behind in mathematics tend to stay behind.
  • Mathematics builds upon itself. When a child does not understand the concepts they take to memorization strategies
  • Memorization strategies fail when children get to algebra.
  • Math scores consistently predict high school graduation rates
Our goal is to get to every family which struggles to help their kids be successful in Math despite all reasons. We want our future workforce to be empowered with Math! We believe that not one child should give up their dream to proceed a career in a field where math is a strong requirement. We believe in fighting math anxiety! We believe on our childrens' future!

We are looking to hire 1 intern to help us with fundraising and applying for grants.

We offer:
- an opportunity to work remotely
- an opportunity to learn together about fundraising
- an opportunity to participate in a startup non-profit that changes America's workforce future
- flexible schedule 5-15 hours/week
- there are a 3-months and a 6-months internships available
- this position is unpaid
- we will provide a recommendation letter at the end

What we are looking for:

- someone who really believes in empowering children with mathematics
- someone passionate about kids and education and believes that when our kids grow up they can be anyone they want
- someone who is open minded and are great at communicating with potential donors

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About MATH MATTERS

Location:

1015 S MILWAUKEE WAY, DENVER, CO 80209, US

Mission Statement

4 out of 5 kids are behind in math. Math scores consistently predict high school graduation rates. Low & Moderate income families are on average 3 years behind their well funded peers in mathematics. Children that start behind in mathematics tend to stay behind. Our goal is to ensure that kids- our fututre workforce- are never to give up their life dreams because of lack of eduaction. We are to ensure that every single family gets access to all necessary tools, advice, research that will help thier kids get a head start in life and proceed a career of their choice with no doubt in their math skills or ability to graduate successfully!

Description

Math Matters has established in 2016 and since then we have built strong relationships with such non-profits and for-profits:

  • PCs for People https://www.pcsforpeople.com Soft Mozart http://www.softmozart.com Roots Family Center https://www.facebook.com/RootsFamilyCenter, The Business and Cultural District (BuCu) & West Community Economic Development Corporation (WestCEDC)
  • Participating in Westwood Chile Festival yearly, last year Math Matters donated $420,000 worth of scholarships to Westwood neighborhood), Working with New Futures http://www.swyfs.org/ to provide subscriptions to 100 students
  • Donated 100 subscriptions to Homeschool Foundation (Purcellville, Virginia)
  • Established good relationships with 9news (appeared on news 3 times), have
  • Discussing co-marketing and business opportunities with: Patagonia, Alteryx, Northern Trust
  • Working with multiple low-income schools in Colorado and country-wide

Our approach is able to quickly determine what children understand and do not understand. We use the technology to engage children in proven and highly effective activities from early age education researchers. The right activity at the right time accelerates learning.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 3 to 6 months

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