- In September 2011, Dell expanded its giving efforts to the United States and has chosen UT Elementary School as one of the 24 charities to receive funds.
- This partnership will help us to support 300 children in Austin, Texas, with the potential to support many more through the sharing of best practices with other urban elementary schools.
Austin, May 31, 2012 – In September 2011, Dell announced a $3 million investment to expand its global giving efforts in the U.S. Twenty-four organizations based in the United States have been selected Dell partners. More than 20,000 young people in Texas, Washington, D.C., California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Georgia and Florida will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology.
UT Elementary School is proud to have been chosen as one of the Dell partners in the U.S. to help youth discover what is possible. Dell Powering the Possible supports youth by closing the technology gap and providing information and communication technology skills that power life-long learning. Dell places state-of-the-art technology into underserved communities and works with global non-profit organizations to teach information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
Dell will provide UT Elementary School with grant funding as well as its latest technology. As importantly, a local Dell Champion will work the school to encourage employee engagement and support the needs of the school.
This past academic year UT Elementary students have been using such state-of-the-art technology as robotics, digital storytelling tools and scratch applications. Dell’s support has enriched technology skills and tools at the school and paved the way for a new STEM program for all grade levels next year.
UT Elementary Executive Director and Principal Melissa Chavez said, “Dell’s support has given our students opportunities they would not have had. And, their success using new technologies has created an enthusiasm for learning through discovery and exploration that has amazed all of us.”
Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Dell said, “Every child should have an opportunity to develop his or her potential through technology access. Our investment of nearly $3 million through these 24 organizations reflects our belief that non-profit organizations can best identify and respond to the unique technology needs of their communities. We know that we can change the lives of children who participate.
To learn more, visit www.dell.com/giving/