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LANSING’S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER RECEIVES $60,000 GRANT FROM THE DART FOUNDATION

Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments)
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LANSING’S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER RECEIVES $60,000 GRANT FROM THE DART FOUNDATION

LANSING, MI – Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been awarded a $60,000 grant, payable over two years, from the Dart Foundation for the expansion of its iMath program into Mt. Hope and Wexford Montessori schools for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.

The foundation's support will enable ITEC to increase student math achievement and improve students’ attitudes towards math through a combination of digital and personal instruction specifically tailored to each individual student. Dart Foundation became partners with ITEC in 2008 and has continued to offer its support in endeavors to increase student participation in STEM fields.

"The enrichment in math that iMath provides is essential in building the confidence of young learners, encouraging them to continue with their education and engage more in their STEM classes," said Dart Foundation Manager, Claudia Remenar. "Our foundation is pleased to help ITEC deliver this program to more students in the Lansing community."

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1984 by William A. and Claire T. Dart and based in Mason, Mich. The foundation is committed to promoting STEM education in public K-12 schools.

Crafted with a dual-layer learning approach, both live tutors and ITEC’s adaptive math tutoring computer programs work together to strengthen math skills in 4th-6th grade students. ITEC’s iMath program provides students with a math experience beyond traditional worksheets and textbooks, offering the program at several local elementary schools throughout the school year and at the Foster Community Center during the summer.

Through ongoing support, ITEC will continue to provide education in digital technology to underrepresented and at-risk youth in the Greater Lansing area. Working diligently with community leaders to break down students’ loss of interest in STEM-based learning, together we can make a difference!

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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. 


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