Sunday, May 11, 2008

Grant Recipient: National BDPA ($2,975)

The BDPA Foundation approved $2,975 grant funding to National BDPA's member services business area. The funds will be used in two areas:
  1. BDPA International IT Corps - BDPA seeks to add a new program to the Student IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program that would call for summer swaps of HSCC students in American with technology-aware students in Africa. Phase I of the project calls for Norman Mays to attend Sullivan Conference in Tanzania to identify educational institutions for BDPA to partner with on this project. BDPA Foundation provided $2,000 in funding to support this project.
  2. BDPA IT Institute - We are providing $975 in hardship scholarship funding to support tuition for three students in the Spring 2008 session of BDPA IT Institute. These students will begin their distance learning certification process on May 12, 2008.

Please consider making tax-deductible donation to the BDPA Foundation so that we might continue to fund these programs in the future. We need the funds in order to advance the careers of African Americans in the IT industry from the 'classroom to the boardroom'. What are you waiting for? Make a small donation right now!

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