A Lil Positivity: Microsoft Follows Facebook’s Lead, Cuts Nice Check For Schools

- By Bossip Staff

Just weeks after Mark Zuckerberg made it rain on Newark, New Jersey schools, a school in LA is getting funds from tech giant Microsoft.

Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday it will donate more than $1 million to the Mendez Learning Center in Los Angeles to help bridge the technology gap in this traditionally underserved community.

“We believe students can do amazing things when they have access to the right technology, tools and training,” Anthony Salcito, a Microsoft vice president, said in a statement.

“It is our hope that we can inspire the next generation of leaders to see the opportunity to compete for better jobs and improve their economic status by pursuing interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” he added.

The two Mendez schools within the learning center — the School of Engineering and Technology and School of Math and Science — are part of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
The nonprofit was created by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles Unified School District to turn around the city’s lowest-performing schools.

The grant will help provide new software for all 420 computers on campus and new hardware, including seven laptops for teachers.

“This generous grant from Microsoft will give students a leg up when it comes to completing their coursework, enriching their academic experience and learning concrete job skills,” Villaraigosa said in a statement.

Granted the amount wasn’t as gigantic, but this is one school versus an entire school system. Plus, Microsoft and Bill Gates have been doing this annually for a minute now. Mark had to go way big his first time out.


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  • Amber (@acm105)

    Good news

  • The Rent iz 2 damn High Party

    well yes this is great news.

    if only they would give some of their money and bailout the government and main st and create jobs instead of the burden being put on the tax payers maybe we wouldnt be in this economic mess.

    Them donating to schools actually proves how much money and power they have they can literally lift this nation out of poverty.

    but will they?

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