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WIT receives generous grant to support STEAM education in WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs
Women In Technology (WIT) has announced the renewal of a $100,000 grant awarded by the NCR Foundation to support programs designed to empower girls pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
The grant, first awarded in 2017, will continue to be used to fund WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs in underserved communities within the metro Atlanta area.
“The NCR Foundation is excited to renew our commitment to a diverse and inclusive technology workforce of the future through investment in WIT programs, said Yvonne Whitaker, NCR Foundation Lead. “As proud, new neighbors of midtown, NCR is pleased to continue our partnership with WIT and strengthen our relationship with the Atlanta community.”
Through grant funding, WIT has been able to provide approximately 200 underserved and first-generation college students with opportunity and exposure through hands-on STEAM programming, content and events.
The funding was also used to begin the WIT Internship Program which provided 13 high school and college students with 8-12-weeks of work experience at top Atlanta STEAM companies. The program was successful in providing students with the real-life application of careers in STEAM and ultimately resulted in full-time employment opportunities for first-generation college students.
“The investment that NCR has made in our WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs has an immeasurable effect on our ability to change the lives of our girls in our community. We are honored to be continually supported by an organization that is strategically aligned with our mission and vision,” said Sandy Welfare, WIT Executive Director.
Over the past 25 years, WIT has served the Georgia STEAM community by making an impact on more than 3,000 professional women and 1,500 female students each year. Through corporate grants and investments, WIT is able to impact the lives of young women by providing access and exposure to free of charge programming that supports WIT’s vision to be the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEAM workforce.
About Women In Technology:
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals, and programs at no cost to more than 1,500 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.
About the NCR Foundation:
The NCR Foundation was established in 1953 to help support community needs consistent with its mission. As NCR Corporation has evolved into a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences, the NCR Foundation has evolved its grant strategy consistent with its focus on helping people help themselves. Our mission, however, remains the same: to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by making grants to non-profit partners that are aligned with the corporation’s self-service philosophy, including global grants through U.S.-based international non-profit agencies in the focus areas of education, disability issues and health support programs.
About NCR Corporation:
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.