Students in Arkadelphia Public Schools’ PreK program at Peake Rosenwald pose with lead teacher Brenda Harmon (left) along with Kathy Combs and Britt Scheer of the Alcoa Foundation (right), which donated $20,000 to APS to use for improving student access to technology as part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote the S.T.E.M. Initiative. A portion of this year’s grant was used to purchase the interactive Promethean board pictured with the students, as well as additional classroom and facility management software. Last year, the Alcoa Foundation generously supported the initiation of New Tech at Arkadelphia High School with a donation of the same amount, which was used to purchase laptop computers for AHS freshmen.
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., and for the past 60 years has sought to make a difference in more than 20 countries where Alcoa operates. In addition to addressing local needs in communities where Alcoa operates, Alcoa Foundation is focused on promoting environmental stewardship, enabling economic and social sustainability, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders through education and learning.
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