Thursday, August 13, 2015

Grant Recipient: BDPA Milwaukee ($1,011)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation proudly announces that it approved a $1,011 grant for BDPA Milwaukee chapter. The funding came primarily from an online fundraiser that BDPA Milwaukee chapter worked on the Crowdrise platform. The funds will be used for participation of students at the 2015 BDPA Technology Conference.

BDPA Milwaukee Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program trained 27 young people this year. The young people arrived at BDPA from a variety of Milwaukee area schools that included Rufus King, Washington, Kradwell, Brookfield Elementary, Brown Deer and many more. The young people were taught web development, programming and database technology as well as 21st-Century business skills from a dedicated cadre of instructors and advisers.

Back:  Gnanam Chokkalingam, Markyla Towns, Jayla Childress, Asia Canada, Kapil Chokkalingam
Front: Alvin Cherry, Alex Hudson, Xavier Jones, Vendah Jones, Isaiah Jones
Not Shown: Makyle McIntyre, Price Hunt
The SITES volunteers and instructors came from a number of corporate partners in the Milwaukee area: County of Milwaukee, GE Healthcare, Jason Industries, MillerCoors, Milwaukee Public Schools, Rockwell Automation, Tech Mahindra and many others.  BDPA Milwaukee continues to seek support from its members and sponsors. You can make a secure online donation to the BDPA Milwaukee SITES Scholarship Fund right away!

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