Dell grant will provide 420 children with access to technology across Central Texas
AUSTIN, TX (November 20, 2013) – Skillpoint Alliance has been selected as a recipient of a 2013 Dell Powering the Possible grant. Skillpoint Alliance will receive funding in the form of cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization’s mission of providing a brighter future for underserved youth.
Skillpoint Alliance is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise based in Austin that builds partnerships among industry, education and the community, leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce.
“We’re so pleased to start our strategic partnership with Dell to impact children and give them access to computer technology through our FIRST® Robotics programs,” said Margo Dover, Executive Director at Skillpoint Alliance. “With this grant, the STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance will sponsor thirty eight (38) K-12 teams of students underrepresented in STEM in Central Texas, inspiring innovation and building science, technology, engineering, math, and leadership skills in up to 420 disadvantaged students.
In addition to technology solutions, Dell will provide Skillpoint Alliance with the volunteer services of a local Dell champion who will manage employee engagement opportunities with local Dell team members.
“We know technology can leave a legacy of good, and we are thrilled to be working with Skillpoint to help them further their overall mission,” said Trisa Thompson, Dell’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “At Dell, we believe that children should have an opportunity to develop their potential through technology. With this partnership, we are one step closer toward closing the technology gap among underserved communities across the globe.”
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell works with nonprofits to address pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies and solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. In 2011, Dell gave more than $44 million, and Dell team members volunteered more than 418,000 hours in their communities. Learn more at www.dell.com/communities.
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