|Comcast Chattanooga Awards Comcast Foundation Grant to the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga|
Chattanooga Comcast awarded a Comcast Foundation Grant in the amount of $15,000 to the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.
The Urban League received a grant to assist in continued funding its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy. This after school program is located in five Hamilton County middle schools that are considered “at risk” schools in underserved areas of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The goal of STEM is to promote math and literary skills by using robotics as a teaching tool. STEM works with a total of 100 (20 per school) middle school students for four days/week for twenty weeks. The STEM program is unique in that it targets minority and female students in introducing them to possible careers in science and technology. The funds will be used to purchase the required course materials as well as the supplies needed to construct the robots.
“Thanks to the ongoing partnership we have with Comcast, our STEM program can continue to offer excellent educational opportunities to middle schools students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Our main objective is to provide disadvantaged individuals and families with a host of resources and services that will empower them—and our friends at Comcast allow us to do just that,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
East Tennessee Vice President/General Manager Valerie Gillespie states, “I am pleased to award these two Comcast Foundation grants where the funding is used to support education in Hamilton County. Education is vital in a young person’s development and the Comcast Foundation recognizes and supports the advancement of education in youth locally, regionally and nationally. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.”
For additional information regarding these two grants, contact Manager of Public Affairs, in Chattanooga, Laurie Shipley at (423) 296-2060.
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