20
November , 2017
Monday

Email This Post Email This Post

alpha_phi_alpha_ipads_dc_schools

New program will form partnerships and develop new curriculum for students

 

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — On Thursday, August 25, 2011, The Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation, Inc. (APACF) announced a major donation of iPads® and educational support services to two local DC schools as part of the launch of the foundation’s new program. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Southeast DC and The Paul Public Charter School in Northwest DC will receive an equal share of iPads ® to be used for math and science classes.

The new APACF Technology Grant Program will partner these schools with Howard University, which will provide them with ongoing administrative and technical support. Additionally, the foundation is providing the schools with an e-curriculum specialist to help them develop a new integrated curriculum that will enhance the students’ learning experience using technological approaches and teaching methods. This program is a unique collaboration that will promote the academic preparation and success for students in a world that is rapidly evolving due to technology.

“When we reflect on our mission to develop leaders, we have to start by investing in the children in our community. We have to ensure that they are receiving the best education through an innovative and supportive environment,” said Darryl R. Matthews, Sr., Chairman of APACF. “This new program is only the beginning of our commitment to improving the lives of students at urban schools by preparing them for academic achievement and lifetime success.”

The overall goal of the program is to generate impactful results from the students’ learning experience and ultimately introduce the program in other urban schools. The Foundation plans to continue to invest grant resources and look for ways to help operate and improve the program. Additionally, APACF is seeking to expand it by promoting and encouraging more partnerships and collaboration with other academic and technology companies.

APACF’s investment in DC public schools was made possible because of a $100,000 donation from Alpha Brother former Senator Edward Brooke in 2008. Brooke, the first elected African-American Senator since Reconstruction, has been a strong advocate for education and the need for positive role models in the African American community for decades. His commitment to the cause has been unparalleled.

The iPad® investment coincides during the weeklong dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

Photocaption: L to R: Vincent Orange, DC Council Member at Large and Alpha Brother; Dennis Kemp, APACF Board Member and Alpha Brother; Student, Paul Public Charter School; Jami Dunham, Head Master, The Paul Public Charter School; Darryl R. Matthews, Sr., Chairman, Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation, Inc. (APACF); Students, The Paul Public Charter School; Mark S. Tillman, Alpha Brother; Brian Hill, Teacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary and Alpha Brother. Photo Credit: Khalid Naji-Allah
About The Foundation
The Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation was created in 2008 to operate as a 501(C) 3 charitable organization. The mission of the Foundation is to promote scholarship and academic achievement, develop leaders, and provide resources, services and advocacy to our global community. Currently, efforts of the foundation are focused on urban school settings and the effort to grow resources and partnerships to aggressively attack the lack of innovation, achievement, preparation often found in these environments. Current programs include a new technology based effort to maximize the human capital found in our inner city school systems and prepare them for future academic and corporate success. The foundation is also developing a scholarship program for collegiate males who wish to enter the academic field and work in urban schools. The initial funding for this effort was provided by former Senator Edward Brooke

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts