STEMM: Student Thinking Enrichment through Mathematics Mentors-an AmeriCorps Program

Math Support Sessions are available to all AZ students. 

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The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers is honored to receive a grant from AmeriCorps in collaboration with the Arizona's Governor's Office for Youth, Faith, and Family. This AmeriCorps grant is called Student Thinking Enrichment through Mathematics Mentors (STEMM), funding all of our program's outreach efforts. 

Our program's goal is to provide FREE mathematics mentoring and tutoring to Arizona school children, especially in communities underrepresented in STEM. We provide these services via mentoring in person at schools, providing in person support during classroom instruction, and offering tutoring Monday through Sunday year-round over zoom. 

Our AmeriCorps members include community members, university students, community college students, and high school seniors serving in their own communities across Arizona. Our members are well-trained in mentoring and tutoring mathematics to serve more than 1000 students annually

Our members love being a part of the AmeriCorps STEMM Program because it equips them with tools to connect meaningfully with students, discover new perspectives on the student experience, value mathematical exploration, and discover deeper meanings. 

Each member will serve from 100-1700 hours and receive a living stipend during their service. Members will also earn an educational award to use at any accredited AZ university of community college for the successful completion of their service commitment. Members train weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:50 PM or 6:00-6:50 AM. UArizona students will earn 1 credit in mathematics. 

Click here to apply to the STEMM Program

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Hosten at

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students learning with support from the stemm program

New AmeriCorps STEMM Full-Time Community-Based Intern Position!

The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers is excited to share an extraordinary new job offering: AmeriCorps STEMM Full-Time Community-Based Intern. This job is for students who have recently graduated college or are graduating by June 2023 who might be unsure of their next steps. Students of all majors and backgrounds can apply to this opportunity!

Interns will be working in a Tucson or Phoenix school full-time as an on-site community-based intern in grades K-8. More than just an assistant/intern, they will be a consistent, helpful role model that students can rely on for their educational needs. The position offers significant job-embedded support and mentoring. This is an invaluable opportunity to grow professionally and personally while impacting the lives of young students.

If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for this role, please share the flyer linked below or let them know that they can apply here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact!




Families, Students, Teachers, and Community Members are invited to join the CRR and AmeriCorps for Game Night, a night of fun, community, board games and logic from the comfort of your computer or in person each September. 

Math and ASL Spotlight: An AmeriCorps Member's Project

AmeriCorps member Kira Morris is the overall 2021-2022 showcase winner and Applied Science winner for her project, Math Signs: Using American Sign Language in Mathematics. Kira serves as an AmeriCorps Math Mentor Tutor as she pursues a degree in Mathematics and Deaf Studies Interpreting. Visit her project website to access mathematical resources for both deaf students and American Sign Language interpreters.

Mathematics Using American Sign Language