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CompTIA member community and council donate $240,000 to technology-focused philanthropic programs in 2022

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Annual Philanthropic Program Benefits Groups Worldwide

Downers Grove, Illinois, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CompTIA, a non-profit organization for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced that its community and council of members have selected 16 technology-related charities. Australia, new zealand, Canada, England, Belgium When usa give $240,000 in this year’s donation. WonderKey Collective received the largest total donations $70,000.

As part of CompTIA Giving, donations by CompTIA member communities and councils help local communities improve education, access to resources, and career options for individuals in need. CompTIA Giving Designator $10,000 CompTIA’s community and council each donate annually to a charity of their choice.Each community and council can fully give $10,000 Donate to one charity or split between two charities.

CompTIA Chief Community Officer MJ Shoer said: “This year’s charity is a perfect example of how people can use technology to solve all kinds of challenges and support the dreams and abilities of people around the world. I am honored to be a part of and proud to support these amazing organizations.”

The following charities were selected by CompTIA’s member community and council for this year’s donations.

  • Ability Technology aims to increase the independence and productivity of people with disabilities using computers and related technologies.
  • Aspire2STEAM provides educational scholarships to underserved young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
  • Centrepoint aims to end youth homelessness by providing housing and support for the UK’s youth.
  • Close the Gap aims to bridge the digital divide by providing quality used computers donated by European and international companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
  • Through and with its network of stakeholders and solutions, Digitunity aims to bridge the technology gap and enable everyone to thrive in a digitally connected society.
  • The Federation of Galaxy Explorers inspires young people in science and engineering by offering after-school “mission team” meetings where students participate in hands-on lessons that support the National Science Education Standards.
  • nursing home to Success works with college-bound foster youth to help them navigate the difficult waters of academia, understand the importance of personal financial responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and develop friendships and support. help build a network of
  • Future Possibilities for Kids develops leaders through its unique leadership program, focused on teaching children to believe in themselves and lead change in their communities.
  • hire a hero united states of america Provides free expert career coaching and job sourcing to US military members in transition, veterans, and military spouses.
  • iMentor builds mentoring relationships that help first-generation students graduate from high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
  • Kids Help Phone Canada is Canada’s children’s counseling center committed to non-judgmental listening 24/7.
  • OMG Tech! Through award-winning workshops and initiatives, we aim to open the world of technology of the future to all New Zealand children.
  • Share Your Soles provides gently used and new shoes to the people who need them most around the world.
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation aims to provide the best technology, play and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients.
  • Women in Aerospace is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women in leadership and increasing the visibility of women in the aerospace community through networking and policy events focused on issues relevant to the aerospace industry. increase.
  • The WonderKey Collective exists to bridge the digital divide by providing hardware, internet access and essentials to foster, emancipated and homeless youth. usa.

CompTIA divides its philanthropic activities along three main lines. 2) CompTIA Tech Career Academy. Provides subsidies to low-income earners and people with fewer opportunities for technical jobs. 3) CompTIA Spark researches and develops workforce development and technical education programs to build new pathways to IT careers.

More information about CompTIA’s member community and council and its activities can be found on its website.

Charities interested in considering future donations should send their information to Emily Gaines. [email protected].

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