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Teamup

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College Station, TX   |  https://teamup.org/

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Mission

The mission of Teamup is to prepare students for STEM careers while empowering them to create technology for social good.

Ruling year info

2023

President

Dr. David Kebo Houngninou

Main address

6307 Southern Cross Dr

College Station, TX 77845 USA

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EIN

92-0649381

NTEE code info

Engineering and Technology Research, Services (U40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a growing technology skills gap among college graduates in the United States. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 67% of employers report that college graduates lack the technical skills needed for entry-level software engineering and programming positions. 39% of software developer jobs seek applicants with at least three years of experience, meaning college graduates without practical experience are less employable. While some college graduates struggle to meet the bar for employability, many local communities face challenges like food insecurity, lack of access to affordable housing and healthcare, and unemployment where technology-based solutions could make a real difference. Feeding America estimates that over 34 million people face food insecurity in the United States. Over half a million people experience homelessness on any given night in America.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Coding bootcamps for high school students

This program is an immersive 4-week summer coding bootcamp for high school students. The bootcamp is designed for students from underrepresented minorities and low-income families who cannot afford reinforcement computer science courses in the summer.
Our curriculum teaches Python fundamentals through hands-on coding projects, including:
- Data analysis with Python libraries
- Data visualization
- Game development

Population(s) Served
Students

The Apps for Good program equips and supports college students to develop software-based solutions that drive social change. We organize interdisciplinary student teams and provide them with the resources to take on real-world software projects to address social issues and community needs.

Our support includes project management tools, cloud computing resources, hardware, and expert mentorship from industry professionals. With Teamups guidance and infrastructure, students gain hands-on experience building apps that make an impact, from conceptualization and scoping to programming, testing and launch.

By working on technology projects tailored to address real-world issues, students can build their software engineering skills while making a social impact.

Population(s) Served
Students
Students

Our computer recycling program provides a second life to gently used computers and peripherals by collecting, refurbishing, and reusing them for our computer science projects and bootcamps.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

RISC-V Education 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Apps for Good

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Teamup equips and supports college students to develop software-based solutions that drive social change. We organize interdisciplinary student teams and provide them with the resources to take on real-world software projects to address social issues and community needs.

Our support includes project management tools, cloud computing resources, hardware, and expert mentorship from industry professionals. With Teamups guidance and infrastructure, students gain hands-on experience building apps that make an impact, from conceptualization and scoping to programming, testing, and launch.

By working on technology projects tailored to address real-world issues, students can build their software engineering skills while making a social impact.

Our strategy this reach our goals is as follow:

Reaching 500 Students Annually:
- Partner with ten local high schools to promote our programs to their STEM & computer science students.
- Conduct coding workshops at libraries, community centers, and schools to introduce our program to 40 new students per month.
- Leverage social media and tech publications to reach thousands of students online and drive applications.

80% Project Completion Rate:
- Provide 1:4 instructor ratio and TA support during projects.
- Offer office hours and chat support for personalized guidance.
- Schedule project milestones and code reviews to tackle complex builds in stages.
- Award prizes and recognition for the most creative and well-executed projects.

70% Community Engagement at 6 Months:
- Host monthly events like hackathons, career panels, and code-a-thons.
- Profile accomplishments and success stories on our website and social media.

60% Pursuing Tech Majors/Careers:
- Connect students to college CS mentors to guide career pathways.
- Provide referral letters and highlight projects for college and job applications.
- Partner with tech companies to guarantee internship interviews for standout students.

The key for us is to leverage partnerships, marketing, incentives, engagement opportunities, and ongoing support to drive results. We will continue refining strategies over time based on data.

- Experienced Instructors: Our staff includes volunteer faculty members who serve as instructors to teach complex coding languages and techniques effectively.

- Programming Curriculum: We have developed comprehensive project-based curricula for learning in-demand languages like Python, Java, JavaScript, as well as soft skills.

- Technical Resources: Through partnerships with tech companies, we secure developer tools, cloud resources, laptops, and software needed to provide a hands-on coding education.

- Community Partnerships: Our relationships with school districts, libraries, and community centers enable us to recruit motivated students from various backgrounds.

- Talent Pipeline: Our accomplished alumni provide mentoring to current students, helping inspire the next generation of programmers.

With seasoned talent, specialized resources, and strong community connections, our organization is well-equipped to provide transformative, hands-on coding education to youth in our county.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Teamup

Board of directors
as of 02/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. David Kebo Houngninou

Texas A&M University

Term: 2022 -

Marie Paule Guiton

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Didier Alia

University of Washington

Ange Kakpo

Seattle Pacific University

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.