Apple Expands Community Education Initiative to Over 600 Communities
- By Kate Lucariello
in 2019, Apple’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) has been
expanded to 150 partners in 600 communities in 99 countries and
regions, and all 50 states, the company announced. CEI provides
access to coding, creativity, and job opportunities to students of all
ages and from all backgrounds, with special focus on communities that
are traditionally underrepresented in technology.
partners with schools and educational and community-based
institutions to provide “hardware, scholarships, financial support,
educator resources, and access to teams of Apple experts who work
side by side with educators to enhance student learning with
technology,” the company said, as it did a
few weeks ago at the Center for Innovation in STEM Education lab for
a “STEAM Max” experience at California State
University, Dominguez Hills. Apple customizes its programming, based
on a community’s goals, to help students learn new technology in
and outside of school.
company’s newest partnership is with Oklahoma City University and
the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw nations to provide opportunities
to Native American youth living on reservations to learn technology
and pursue career goals while preserving tribal languages and
cultures. The program will start with a teacher academy to support
educators to include creativity and coding in their classes.
more about Apple’s CEI program and how it has benefited various
communities around the world.
About the Author
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.