We're excited to announce a partnership with Infosys Foundation USA—an organization passionate about making computer science more accessible for under-represented communities in America. Starting today, certain classroom projects teaching computer programming will be eligible for a half-off match offer.Though Infosys is a global technology services company, they've created a new Foundation to improve computer science educational opportunities here in the States. We're proud to be one of the Foundation's first grantees and to help students at high poverty schools learn important computer programming skills.To qualify for this match offer, projects must:
- teach computer programming
- be listed in the science and math subject categories
- serve students in grades 3 through 12
- cost $1,000 or less
- support schools with 40% or more students on free/reduced lunch in these counties: Benton, AR; Maricopa, AZ; Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, CA; Hartford, CT; Hillsborough, FL; Fulton, GA; Cook, IL; Mecklenburg, NC; Hudson, NJ; Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond, NY; Providence, RI; Collin, Harris, and Tarrant, TX; Salt Lake, UT; King, WA; Milwaukee, WI
The Infosys Foundation USA mission is to help bridge the digital divide in America and to bring to everyone the skills needed to become creators, not just consumers, of technology. They are proud to support teachers everywhere who are working to bring greater access and inclusion in computer science education. Vandana Sikka, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA, is keen to be able to make a difference: “So many schools share our passion to make computer science a greater part of our children’s education. Through DonorsChoose.org, we’re able to provide more of the tools needed in our classrooms so that many more children can get involved with computer science.”You can follow Infosys Foundation USA on Twitter @InfyFoundation or learn more about them here.