I am writing to invite you to apply to become a teaching assistant and student mentor for 7th – 9th grade South LA students. With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Balance the Equation (BTE) Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 Initiative, the UCLA Math Department’s Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching is launching the Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program (AMMP) this Summer.
In AMMP, we aim to rehumanize mathematics for the majority Black and Latina(o) South LA 7th – 9th grade students by engaging them as doers and creators of socially and culturally relevant mathematics. These students will be investigating a mathematics question related to the environmental science of their community, the spread of Covid-19 in their community, or current South LA aerospace efforts. Undergraduate students selected for this program will be awarded a $2500 stipend!!
Undergraduate students selected for this program will need:
- To be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior STEM major for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
- To attend a Team Lead training for one week, during either the second half of June OR the first half of August.
- Time in your schedule to travel to an AMMP school and serve as a teaching assistant and student mentor in one class each week throughout the 2022 LAUSD Fall Semester (August 17th – December 10th)
- To be able to attend three additional Team Lead trainings on Saturdays in 2022 LAUSD Fall Semester.
If you have any questions, please contact the Curtis center for more information: email@example.com
Thank you and we hope that you greatly consider joining us in this effort. Feel free to spread the word to your peers in other STEM majors.