COMPUTER ASSOCIATES GRANT EMPOWERS TWO UNDERPRIVILEGED NY SCHOOLS. Computer Associates (http://www.ca.com) has awarded a $30,000 grant to MPowering Kids (http://www.mpoweringkids.org), a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring, mentoring, and cultural enrichment for underprivileged children. The grant will be used to purchase laptop computers, wireless Internet connections, educational software, printers, digital cameras, and a multimedia projector for new mobile technology labs at Drexel Avenue Elementary School and Westbury Middle School in New York. MPowering Kids has alsocreated a comprehensive technology curriculum designed to fullyleverage the capabilities of thenew technology labs and helpintegrate technology intolearning. This will enable studentsto improve their corecontent skills, while preparingthemselves for their academicand professional futures.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.