Rating: 4.83 stars 41 reviews
Location: 6600 Busch Blvd Suite 201 Columbus OH 43229 USA
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
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My youngest daughter participates in their programs... She is entering her second year and she continues to be excited about the program and staff! As one of the youngest girls participating, I'm always pleased to know how she feels comfortable and confident in the work she is doing with TECH Corps!
Tech Corps, what an amazing organization! The knowledge, and kindness they offer their students is phenomenal. Both my son, and daughter have participated in after school STEM programs through Tech Corps. Our daughter is in WiE TECHie, and has decided to think of a future in Engineering. The confidence Tech Corps has brought to our daughter has been amazing. I will forever be grateful for meeting Miss. Carla Thompson, she has really inspired Heidi, and has the most infectious smile. To give young people the gift of STEM is priceless.
I have been a business partner with Tech Corps since 2004. We have served over 1,000 youth by providing summer employment opportunities, workforce development skills, and – more importantly – technology skills (through hands-on application). We have a number of students that graduated from high school and have continued in the technology career paths. Tech Corps programs is a great asset to Columbus City youth!
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I cannot think of anything that I would change. The organization is always updating their programs to make it relevant and user friendly.
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