Clark County Schools Win Combined $36,700 in Grants from the CenturyLink Foundation for Innovative Technology Projects
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which began in 2008, awards grants of up to $5,000 to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.
“The winning teachers’ grant applications outlined a clear plan for how they would use the requested technology to help grow their students and enrich their classroom experience,” said Mike Jewell, CenturyLink director of operations. “We are pleased to be able to help these passionate educators expose their students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in their daily school lives.”
Across the United States, more than 2,300 grant applications were submitted and 309 were awarded. Grants were awarded based on the impact they will have on students in the classroom and the overall innovation of the project. CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.
Local grantees included:
• Ulis Newton Elementary School was awarded nearly $5,000 to support the Take Us Away with Chromebooks! program. Teacher Tamara Snow submitted the project.
• Harley A. Harmon Elementary School was awarded $5,000 to support the Virtual Reality: Learning in the 3rd Dimension program. Teacher Brenda Blee submitted the project.
• Piggot Academy of International Studies was awarded $5,000 to support the Follow Your Wondering program. Coordinator Tara Albidrez submitted the project.
• Marion Cahlan Elementary School was awarded $5,000 for the Computer Science for Kindergarten program. Teacher Elizabeth Allder submitted the project.
• Edith Garehime Elementary School was awarded more than $4,600 to support the Full STEAM Ahead with LittleBits program. Teacher Jason Lillebo submitted the project.
• Glen Taylor Elementary School was awarded more than $1,500 to support the Robotics and Coding program. GATE teacher Christy Simon submitted the project.
• C.T. Sewell Elementary School was awarded more than $500 to support the iPads for Little Learners program. Teacher Claire Bowden submitted the project.
• Keith and Karen Hayes Elementary School was awarded $5,000 to support the Astronomy in the 21st Century-Expanding Our Universe program. GATE specialist Kevin Lord submitted the project.
• Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School was awarded $5,000 to support the Research Greenhouse Program. Teacher Stephen Blank submitted the project.
About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.