The GTECH After School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. By applying its knowledge and expertise to this type of program, GTECH hopes to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today’s job market. More than 130 After School Advantage computer centers will be established throughout the United States by the end of 2009.
PaperToolsPro™, a web-based research management software provider, provides high school or college students with an online research tool to assist in writing term papers or research papers without plagiarism. Additional features include tools for evaluating sources and formatting citations and bibliography entries. PaperToolsPro™ is offering free subscriptions for teachers and up to 150 students for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year.
OfficeMax is helping end "teacher-funded classrooms." The company, in partnership with Adopt-A-Classroom, will host its annual A Day Made Better event on October 6, 2009. Last year the office superstore sent 1,300 teachers each a large box of classroom-supply staples that included scissors, glue sticks, chalk, pencils, pens, notebooks, tissues, hand sanitizer and even a digital camera.
Corporate Affairs manages the contribution of used computers to accredited schools. At many sites, all available used systems are donated to schools, which provide training to students who evaluate, repair and refurbish donated computers. Once refurbished, the computers are used in local schools.
Funding to promote environmental stewardship in California public schools in the form of educational solar projects, Green Your School projects, youth programs, field trips, or professional development.
The Foundation is primarily committed to education, helping to raise the level of student achievement in elementary and secondary schools, with a specific focus on service learning, systemic improvement, and teacher excellence.