ITEC receives $100,000 grant from the Dart Foundation

Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 11:11:12-05

Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been granted $100,000 from the Dart Foundation to be used toward the TechTransport bus, the iMath program, and for after-school programming at Mt. Hope STEAM Academy and Wexford Montessori Academy.

A large portion of the Foundation’s grant allows the Lansing-based organization to continue developing technology skills in students through tutoring and classes aboard the ITEC bus.

“As a longtime supporter of ITEC, we believe in their mission to provide afterschool STEM programs,” said Emily L. Matthews, Dart Foundation Manager. “We specifically chose to support the TechTransport bus because of the opportunities it will provide children in the mid-Michigan area.”

This year, ITEC expects to serve at least 2,500 children throughout the Greater Lansing area by providing a state-of-the-art space launch experience designed by Dr. Shannon Schmoll, Director of Michigan State University’s Abrams Planetarium, among many more exciting programs. The bus’ programs include 3D printing, augmented reality and the Kerbal Space Program.

“We are so grateful for the Dart Foundation’s support throughout the years, and plan to continue the good work we have done for many more years to come,” said Executive Director Kirk Riley.