Financial institution of America donates to Paine Faculty
Paine Faculty’s revolutionary efforts to assist superior studying has acquired further assist with an almost $65,000 grant from Financial institution of America.
The non-public, traditionally Black school needed to change the way it delivered instruction within the classroom in the course of the pandemic by using Blackboard Collaborate for digital instruction. This grant will enable Paine to combine new Hybrid Interactive SMART know-how with Blackboard Collaborate to supply a extra stimulating and fascinating studying expertise.
“We’re happy to be working with Financial institution of America to facilitate know-how that can heighten instruction and scholar experiences within the classroom,” mentioned Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, president of Paine Faculty. “The primary of its form at Paine, the HiSMART Classroom will assist to enhance scholar retention and success.”
The $65,000 grant is a part of the financial institution’s $1 billion, four-year dedication of further assist to assist native communities handle financial and racial inequality accelerated by the pandemic.
“Paine Faculty is instrumental for workforce improvement efforts within the Augusta group,” mentioned Ora Parish, the Augusta market president for Financial institution of America. “Our partnership will assist develop their instructional assist sources for job coaching and profession success.”
Neighborhood Basis awards $10,500 grant to ATC
The Neighborhood Basis for the CSRA has awarded the Aiken Technical Faculty Basis a $10,500 Neighborhood Grant to assist enlargement of school’s Science, Expertise, Engineering, Arts, and Arithmetic (STEAM) Room within the ATC Library.
“The Aiken Technical Faculty Basis and Aiken Technical Faculty are grateful to the Neighborhood Basis for the CSRA and the Masters Match for this grant award. The funding in STEAM training in Aiken County will have an effect on scholar studying and finally a well-trained workforce,” ATC Basis Director Beth LaClair mentioned.
The STEAM Room was created in 2016 as a makerspace to offer college students, college and workers with alternatives to discover STEAM actions exterior of the classroom. This fall, the STEAM Room moved to a bigger area within the library to accommodate the rising curiosity.
“This grant will enable us to considerably improve the gear out there within the STEAM Room. I’m excited for the alternatives this can give our college students and the group,” ATC Library Director Katie Miller mentioned.
SRNS raises over $1.1M for United Method
Savannah River Nuclear Options workers gave again to surrounding communities by means of one other profitable United Method marketing campaign, elevating $1,105,633, which incorporates the worker marketing campaign and company match.
This yr’s theme was “Impacting Lives Now Extra Than Ever,” and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this yr’s marketing campaign was extraordinarily necessary.
“With the numerous challenges we confronted this yr, it means quite a bit that our workers nonetheless got here collectively to point out their unimaginable assist for the United Method marketing campaign,” mentioned 2020 United Method Chair Marion Cofer.
A digital celebration was held in November to have fun a profitable marketing campaign. Throughout the celebration, Cofer and Simon revealed the whole quantity raised and introduced the donations to the United Method businesses. Amongst these businesses have been representatives Sharon Rodgers, president of the United Method of Aiken County, and Brittany Burnett, president and CEO of the United Method of the CSRA.
“SRNS continues to be an incredible companion in our group and has been the highest contributor to United Method of the CSRA for a few years. At United Method, we’re persevering with to evaluate the continuing wants of our group because of the impacts from COVID and past,” Burnett mentioned. “Understanding that we’ve got the assist from SRNS workers will make sure that we’re capable of present packages and providers to these with speedy want and the kids, younger adults and households with long-term wants as effectively.”
Bechtel donates $25,000 in honor of Veterans Day
Engineering and development agency Bechtel has donated $25,000 to ForcesUnited in honor of Veterans Day as a part of this yr’s “11 to 11 Marketing campaign.”
“ForcesUnited is enhancing the lives of veterans by serving to them with every part from housing and training to employment and wellness. For the previous few months, as a part of Operation COVID Protect, we’ve got been focusing closely on serving to veterans affected by COVID,” mentioned Victoria Hann, the president and CEO of ForcesUnited. “This donation will go a good distance and can assist many courageous women and men who’ve served our nation. We recognize Bechtel and its dedication to our veterans.”
Bechtel is chargeable for finishing development of Plant Vogtle Items 3 and 4 below the administration of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Co. subsidiary that operates the prevailing two reactors at Plant Vogtle.
“We’re lucky to have tons of of veterans engaged on Vogtle Items 3 and 4. We worth the large contribution these people make day-after-day, and we’re proud that they’re part of our staff,” mentioned Bechtel Challenge Director Brian Reilly.