CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After-School All-Stars (ASAS) recognized a $300,000 three-year national grant from Misha Malyshev, CEO of Teza Technologies, at the National After-School Summit on March 24, 2015. ASAS co-hosted the event with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and Afterschool Alliance to demonstrate the importance of after-school programs.
Malyshev said, “We applaud ASAS’ dedication to preparing at-risk students for future success. We are committed to supporting several of the organization’s after-school programs and helping communities across the country and in Chicago.”
The National After-School Summit brought together leaders from local and state government, law enforcement, technology, business and philanthropy. Speakers included former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack Knott, Google's Director of Education and University Relations Maggie Johnson, and Evernote’s CEO Phil Libin. They discussed the importance of protecting and expanding public and private support for after-school programs at the local, state and national level.
Ben Paul, CEO of After-School All-Stars, said: “Through the generosity of Misha Malyshev and Teza Technologies, we’re able to provide opportunities to our students that prepare them for success in high school, college and 21st century careers. Misha and his leadership team at Teza Technologies are passionate allies in this work and we highly value their partnership.”
Malyshev is a member of ASAS’ national board of directors. He and Teza have previously sponsored the After-School All-Stars Program Directors' Retreat in Washington, D.C., as well as the CampUS program in Chicago for the past two summers. Teza’s support ensured that CampUs participants in Chicago experience and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers through visits to the Teza offices and career panel discussions with Teza employees.
Teza is a science and technology-driven global quantitative trading business with more than 70 employees. It is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and London and has signed an office space lease to expand in Austin, Texas. Misha Malyshev has led Teza as its CEO since he founded the company in 2009. Malyshev earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University, as well as an M.S. in theoretical physics and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. For more information, visit www.teza.com.
About After-School All-Stars
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive afterschool programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. Nearly 90,000 children from 13 U.S. regions benefit: ASAS serves Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, North Texas, Ohio, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, South Florida and Washington, D.C., and, beginning in Fall 2014, Newark and Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.as-as.org.