Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Grant Award: Food Lion Charitable Foundation ($2,000)

BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (BETF) received $2,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. BETF will use the gift to support the youth education programming for K-12 students in Chattanooga, TN.

"We are very grateful to Food Lion for this generous gift," said Wayne Hicks, BETF executive director, "it will allow our BDPA Chattanooga chapter members to provide fun learning experiences for children through the use of interactive technology."

The mission of BDPA is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in Computer Science and Information Technology. Participating students in the BDPA Chattanooga chapter program will receive quality instruction in basic programming concepts using the Java programming language, web page design using HTML, database design and various topics in career development. These skills will prove valuable for the young people engaged in this year’s program.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Food Lion operates. The Foundation places an emphasis on the support of primary and secondary education, feeding the hungry, and organizations that enhance the quality of life in Food Lion’s local communities.

Please let us know if you want to make a charitable donation to the BDPA Foundation in support of programs in your local area.

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