Monday, December 11, 2017

BDPA Congratuales CSRA Sponsorship

BDPA congratulates CSRA (an IT Services Company) and Black Employee Resource Group for their strong commitment and leadership in helping students.


Black Employee Resource Group Co-Chair LaChandra Spencer said, "It has been an immense pleasure supporting BDPA student members. CSRA is focused on helping our U.S. government customers achieve their critical mission outcomes by leading them on the next stage of their digital journey. CSRA believes in building shared vision and next-generation partnerships with companies that enhance our information technology services and solutions.

“Toward this end, our recent success stories are uniquely aligned to our tech industry, complex public-sector challenges, and defense industrial base requirements. As we celebrate our Chapter's 40th anniversary in 2018, National BDPA's Washington, D.C. chapter looks forward to CSRA's continued relationships with our student members and BDPA's youth technology alumni attending local universities. Our students continue to support technical program alignments and emerging workforce pipelines," added Perry Carter.

BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. BDPA has over 40 chapters nationwide with more than 2,500 STEM professional and student members. BDPA offers over $100,000 in scholarships annually to hundreds of high school and college students who wish to pursue STEM careers.

For more information on BDPA, contact BDPA’s corporate sponsorship office at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Please visit www.bdpa.org.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Grant Proposal: Express Scripts Foundation (BDPA St. Louis)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA St. Louis chapter to submit a grant proposal to the Express Scripts Foundation seeking $10,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. We hope to have an answer by March 2018.

Diversity is an important enabler of the inclusive company culture at Express Scripts, and they gain strength from the amazing tapestry of employee perspectives and experiences. Diversity goes beyond surface human characteristics – fundamentally, we’re all diverse in our backgrounds, beliefs and interests, and in how we think, work and live. Because Express Scripts embrace diversity and inclusion, their employees can be honest and open about who they are, and can bring their “whole self” to work.

Express Scripts is proud to have been named a leader among Fortune 25 companies with a workforce that is 69% female and 39% minority. Over 45% of it's leaders (director level or higher) are female and our commitment to diversity has been publicly recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (100% on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index) and by DiversityInc (listed as top 25 noteworthy company for 2016).

BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grant Proposal: CareSource Foundation (BDPA Dayton)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Dayton chapter to submit a grant proposal to the CareSource Foundation seeking $7,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.  We hope to have an answer by January 2018.

Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded almost 1,200 grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide much-needed services to low-and moderate-income families, encourage healthy communities, develop innovative approaches to address critical health issues and enhance the lives of a diverse array of children, adults and families. We are so proud of our partnerships and ultimately, of the impact we are able to make together.  The CareSource Foundation provides Responsive Grants to nonprofit organizations who impact children, adults and families in areas that mirror the social determinants of health.

BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further. 




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Grant Proposal: Cisco Foundation (BDPA Atlanta)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Atlanta chapter to submit a grant proposal to the Cisco Foundation seeking $15,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.  We hope to have an answer by the end of the year.

Cisco Impact cash grants go to carefully selected community organizations -- non-profit and non-government agencies -- that align strongly with their investment areas, grantmaking criteria, and policies.  Cisco Foundation focuses their grant-making activities on three issue areas: addressing basic human needs, improving access to education, and increasing individual economic opportunity. In order to maximize the collaborative impact of their investments, we partner with community organizations that leverage the Internet and communications technology to improve the efficiency and reach of their services.


BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grant Declination: Ameren Services (BDPA St. Louis)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA St. Louis chapter had our grant proposal declined by Ameren Services. We had sought $5,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

Ameren Service corporate contributions and community initiatives director wrote,

Thank you for recently submitting a contribution request to Ameren. We appreciate hearing about the many dedicated people who are trying to help other people in the community.

But, like all companies, Ameren must set limits on the funds it contributes to not-for-profit organizations, even for the most worthwhile projects. Much as we would like to, we cannot support every good, solid not-for-profit organization in our service area. Nor can we respond positively to every request for financial support.

I’m sorry we cannot fulfill your request for a contribution, but wish you great success with your fundraising efforts.

Sincerely,
Brian K. Leonard Sr.
Director, Corporate Contributions and
Community Initiatives


BETF is willing to work with any of the 47 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Grant Propoal: The Kroger Co. Foundation (BDPA Cincinnati)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Cincinnati chapter to submit a grant proposal to the The Kroger Co. Foundation seeking $5,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.  We hope to have an answer by the end of the year. 

The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to support charitable activities in the communities where Kroger customers and associates live and work.Grants are made to feed the hungry, support breast cancer initiatives, provide disaster relief and assist local grassroots organizations. The Foundation relies on personnel in the Company’s retail operating units to recommend the most appropriate and effective use of Foundation resources in the community. BDPA Cincinnati sent its proposal to Reuben Shaffer, Chief Diversity Officer at Kroger.

BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

2018 BDPA Computer Camp Intro (BDPA Cincinnati)



This video provides and introduction to the 2018 BDPA Computer Camp hosted by the BDPA Cincinnati Chapter. This is the starter camp for student training in the chapter. The initial camp provides an introduction to a number of technologies. Students who complete this camp can move on to more advanced training.

For more information on the computer camp you can reach out to Computer Camp coordinator Frank Hill.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Grant Proposal: Montgomery Ward Foundation (BDPA Chicago)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Chicago chapter to submit a grant proposal to the Montgomery Ward Foundation seeking $25,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The Montgomery Ward Foundation was established by his daughter, Marjorie Montgomery Ward Baker, in 1959 to support and strengthen charitable institutions that provide quality educational and cultural programming for the current and future residents of Chicago, Illinois, and its surrounding communities. We hope to have an answer by the end of the year.

BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Grant Proposal: Wal-Mart Foundation (BDPA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Greater Tampa Bay chapter to submit a grant proposal to the Wal-Mart Foundation seeking $2,500 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. We submitted an application for community grant to Wal-Mart Store on 15302 N. Nebraska; Tampa 33613. We hope to have an answer within the next couple of months.

BETF is willing to work with any of the 46 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further