January 29, 2010
I have been a network engineer/manager at Cisco for the past 12 years and I got involved with UrbanEd a little over 3 years ago. I have been a guest instructor many times and I am a very enthusiastic supporter. UrbanEd is a real world manifestation of "building the community". I have personally witnessed sutdents who may have had a tough break in life changed by their experience at UrbanEd. It cannot be overstated how impactful it is for UrbanEd to provide meaningful career and education opportunities to youth and young adults in the Washington, DC community. UrbanEd literally transforms lives by providing vision, hope and confidence in a very real way through the technical knowledge and certification that is imparted through their programs. Not only does UrbanEd provide the core education and "hands-on" training, but they also provide a vehicle to actually apply this on real customer engagements. This is a life-long lesson that can be applied over and over as these young adults pursue job/career opportunities. UrbanEd executes this model ideally and will continue to have my support going forward.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
change the circumstances of folks in the DC commununity
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Professional with expertise in this field & I am an guest instructor and support the advisory board.