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After-School Apprenticeships in Technology

 
$6,693
$18,307
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Low-income middle schoolers will work with volunteers from tech firms in CA, MA, NJ & TX, in after-school apprenticeships to build critical academic skills & raise school and career aspirations.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In communities where Citizen Schools operates, children are caught in a vicious cycle of declining educational and economic opportunity. Among communities we serve, 50% or more of the low-income children who enter public high schools do not graduate. This project will teach educationally at-risk students technology and communications skills that will help propel them toward high school completion, advancement to college and full participation in the civic and economic life of their communities.

How will this project solve this problem?

Technology apprenticeships allow students to work alongside real-world experts (volunteer “Citizen Teachers”) to develop new technological skills. Courses culminate in public celebrations of learning where students teach back to their communities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Citizen Schools aims to change the life trajectories of low-income, low-achieving students and propel them toward success in school, college graduation, career opportunities and civic leadership. We also aim to strengthen the after-school sector.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,693

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,693 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Funded

Thanks to 51 donors like you, a total of $6,693 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Citizen Schools

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
http://www.citizenschools.org

Project Leader

Jodie Deshmukh

Grants Manager
Boston, Massachusetts United States

Where is this project located?

Map of After-School Apprenticeships in Technology
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