To enhance educational opportunities across the country, CenturyLink, Inc.(NYSE: CTL) is awarding $1.4 million to fund more than 330 projects as part of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s 2017-2018 Teachers and Technology grant program.
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The Teachers and Technology program, which has awarded nearly $11 million since its inception, awards grants of up to $5,000 per project to schools in CenturyLink’s local service and corporate locations on behalf of pre-K through 12thgrade teachers who have developed plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.
“CenturyLink recognizes the importance of introducing young people to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, concepts to better prepare them for successful careers,” said Sondra Smith, CenturyLink director of corporate social responsibility (CSR). “STEM competencies help prepare students to be critical thinkers, persevere through challenges to achieve success, communicate and collaborate across real and perceived barriers, and solve complex problems.”
- Across the United States, more than 1,900 grant applications were submitted to the grants program and 337 were awarded based on the impact they will have on students in the classroom and the overall innovation of the project.
- The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program, which began in 2008, has awarded nearly $11 million to technology-based learning projects to date.
- CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.