Welcome to Citywide Math & Science Institute, where promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics among students throughout Philadelphia is our goal! The tutors and founders of CMSI believe that promoting STEM education is a step toward promoting a better future for our youth and our city.
Founders Nneka Kirkland and Chalon Downs, both Philadelphia natives themselves, are experienced educators in math and sciences. Having worked with Philadelphia's youth, they are familiar with the challenges many students face juggling academics as well as at-home responsibilities. They know firsthand how a little support and understanding can:
- help students master concepts
- lead to increased confidence
- improve attitudes towards school
- pave the way to more educational and career opportunities