Tech Corps

Rating: 4.83 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 6600 Busch Blvd Suite 201 Columbus OH 43229 USA

Mission: The Mission of TECH CORPS’ is three-fold and is achieved through: - PROGRAMS: Bringing additional technology resources to K-12 students and teachers through national, state and local programs such as Camp IT, Student TECH CORPS, Student WEB CORPS, Techie Camp, and Techie Club. - PEOPLE: Recruiting and supporting tech-savvy volunteers from the community to advise and assist schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the integration of new technologies. - PARTNERS: Increasing educational technology resources through partnerships with education, business, government and community.
Results: TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine. Gary envisioned an organization which would challenge American volunteers to help K-12 schools build a technology infrastructure -- much like the Peace Corps challenges men and women to help developing countries build their infrastructures. Building from a state pilot in Massachusetts, TECH CORPS developed technology programs and deployed tech-savvy volunteers to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as Cisco, HP, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, NCTA and Time Warner Cable have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed technology resources to K-12 students and teachers. Since 1995, more than 10,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities.
Target demographics: K-12 students
Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 900 students
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Techie Club, Techie Camp, Student TECH CORPS and Student WEB CORPS
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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614-583-9211
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

CVCC has parterned with Tech Corps to bring TECHie camps to our associate schools districts. We have found Tech Corps to be a great partner, providing outstanding experiences for our students. We look forward to working together in the future.

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Ohio State University Women in Engineering (WiE) Program has worked with TECH CORPS as a non-profit community partner for almost three years. WiE and TECH CORPS have worked to support two FIRST Lego League teams, WiE TECHie and WiE TECHie Bytes, and one-day events to introduce girls to STEM fields. TECH CORPS is an excellent organization to increase the number of women and underrepresented students in these career fields. The staff and administrators at TECH CORPS (Lisa Chambers and Carla Thompson) are dedicated professionals that care about the success of their students. I have enjoyed working with TECH CORPS on our one-day events, such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) and long-term projects, such as our partnership to support FIRST Lego League teams. I look forward to future endeavors and keep up the terrific work!

Shawna Fletcher
Interim Director
Women in Engineering Program
The Ohio State University

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked as a lead instructor for CSTC for 3 years and have found it to be a very beneficial program for young adults within their lives due to the advancement of technology within this world and our society today. CSTC gives these young adults an edge as far as being more educated and aware of computer technology that we have today. It also helps the young adults with making an early decision when it comes to what field of degree that they would like to pursue prior to going to college.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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