LANSING’S ITEC RECEIVES $12,160 GRANT FROM CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
Contact: Kirk Riley, Executive Director
LANSING’S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER RECEIVES $12,160 GRANT FROM CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
LANSING, MI – Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been awarded a $12,160 grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation for the improvement and expansion of its iMath program.
The Capital Region Community Foundation (CRCF) is a charitable organization that exists to serve the needs of residents in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. “At CRCF, we recognize that proficiency in math is essential for academic success,” says Pauline Pasch, senior program officer at CRFC. “We value ITEC’s work and the bright futures it provides for Lansing’s students.”
ITEC’s iMath is a tutoring program that is designed to boost and maintain 4th-6th graders’ math skills. The program combines in-person tutoring with a digital learning curriculum tailored to the needs of each student, providing a math experience beyond traditional worksheets and textbooks. iMath classes are held at several local elementary schools throughout the school year and at the Foster Community Center during summer.
“At ITEC, we believe it is important to instill confidence and the desire to learn in young students,” says Kirk Riley, executive director of ITEC. “iMath gives students a unique opportunity for growth in a subject area in which they may not have been confident before.”
ITEC is a nonprofit, collaborative partnership of community, education, business, and government working with students and families in the capital region to build excitement for coursework and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. ITEC’s vision is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire flexible, transferable technological skills that will allow them to participate in a fast-paced global economy.