League to use Comcast Foundation grant to interest and teach youth about STEM
December 15, 2017 – Comcast recently announced a $10,000 grant to the Quad County Urban League (QCUL) in Aurora, IL, to support its “Tomorrow’s Scientist Technicians and Managers” (TSTM) program. TSTM is a college preparatory and academic achievement program for minority youth. Serving students from 6th to 12th grades, TSTM is designed to reduce racial and gender disparities and transform the learning process by investing in their futures, careers and STEM exploration.
“Through TSTM, we’re exposing junior high and high school age students to careers in business and the sciences, technology, engineering and math fields where minorities remain dramatically underrepresented,” said QCUL president and CEO, Theodia Gillespie. “Comcast’s grant will help us update and acquire technologies that will make the program even more impactful.”
“Comcast is proud to partner with the Quad County Urban League to provide young people access to technology that promotes STEM learning and careers.” said John Crowley, senior vice president of Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region. “Technology is a key ingredient in any career, and we’re working to give youth across the board access to it so they have the tools they need to succeed.”
About Quad County Urban League
The QCUL supports racial justice, civil rights and economic empowerment for African Americans and others within the Quad Counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will) of Illinois. As an advocate for educational excellence and economic self-reliance, QCUL develops programs and services to empower children, youth and adults.
Sharing the commitment of the 106-year old community based Urban League movement, QCUL joins 98 other dedicated affiliates in their charge to create sustainable economic and civil community models with global impact.
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