Sunday, March 28, 2010

Grant Recipient: National BDPA ($5,000)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) approved a $5,000 grant request submitted by National BDPA to support their 2010 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

National BDPA VP-Member Services Paulette Johnson-Davis and I began a dialogue last month on ways that BETF could support her efforts to improve member services for BDPA's K-12 youth education program. She identified some specific ways that she would use the funding with us ... and her efforts led to this $5,000 grant award.

BETF was created in 1992 by National BDPA. It is nice to see that this 19-year old strategic alliance is still paying dividends for African Americans in the IT industry who seek to advance their careers from the classroom to the boardroom!

1 comment:

Villager said...

I'm pleased to report that 14 BDPA chapters will benefit from this $5,000 grant. The following chapters rec'd funds from this grant to purchase books for their SITES program:

1. Atlanta
2. Baltimore
3. Baton Rouge
4. Boston Metrowest
5. Central Illinois
6. Chicago
7. Cincinnati
8. Columbus
9. Dallas
10. Detroit
11. Great Columbia
12. Richmond,
13. St. Louis
14. Triangle

I'm glad that the fundraising efforts of BETF are helping BDPA on a local and national level!