About TMF

Tiz Media Foundation is a 501c3 organization headquartered in Evanston, Illinois with offices in New Jersey and North Carolina. Founded in 2003 the organization is driven by a core team, guided by an esteemed Board of Directors, and held together by a web of professionals. All giving time and talent to make our programs a success.

Where did it all begin?

The seeds for TMF were planted in the late 1970's when a group of Bell Laboratory scientists opened a science center in Plainfield, New Jersey. Award-winning physicist Dr James E. West was part of that group of scientists, and his daughter Melanie served as a tutor at the center. This center inspired in Dr. West and his daughter the vision for a program that would cultivate in urban students, an enthusiasm for learning math and science. MindRap is the result of that vision.

MindRap is a workshop series that connects students to STEM by using participatory design, culture, and creativity. Guest speakers and role models are also an important facet of the workshop. If you or someone you know is interested in being a guest speaker please let us know.

Where are we now?

TMF is in the process of developing a project called Quest for Earth dedicated to bringing environmental science awareness and stewardship to students & communities. Also in the works is a program that incorporates MindRap methodology with standard based lessons and curriculum. We welcome collaboration. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in working with us on this project.