Friday, March 19, 2010

Grant Recipient: BDPA Chicago ($3,700)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) approved a partial grant request from BDPA Chicago chapter today.

BETF agreed to send $3,700 to BDPA Chicago in support of their Student IT Education and Scholarship (SITES) program.

The SITES program in Chicago, open to students from 6th to 12th grade, is designed to introduce underrepresented youth in the Chicago area to the field of Information Technology. They are exposed to the concepts of computers and trained to develop web-based applications. The program encourages them to seek higher levels of education and grooms them to become the next generation of IT professionals.

BDPA Chicago worked with the 7-step funding process used by BETF to successfully obtain this $3,700 grant. BETF is hopeful that the funding will be helpful. We also hope that the other 44 chapters will contact us by email, LinkedIn Network, YahooGroup, Facebook, YouTube or our Groupsite!

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