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America SCORES Receives Computer Associates Grant To Equip Children For The Digital World

Submitted by: CA Technologies

Categories: Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 05, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Inner-City Youths Win When Soccer, Creative Writing and Community Service Program Sets Technology Goals

NEW YORK, Apr. 05 /CSRwire/ - NEW YORK, N.Y. - America SCORES today announced that it received a grant of $120,000 from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) to equip inner-city students for success in the technology-driven world through computer skills development.

America SCORES is the only national non-profit organization to use after-school workshops on soccer, creative writing and community service to promote the physical, social and educational well-being of 8- to 12-year old urban youths. The program focuses on helping children who are at risk of academic failure, while revitalizing their communities by recruiting teachers, parents, and community members as volunteers.

Support from CA will enable America SCORES to expand its program to include technical training that will contribute to the academic, and, ultimately, workplace success of the participating children. Specifically, CA's grant will outfit new computer labs with hardware and software, add kid-focused web pages to the America SCORES website (www.AmericaSCORES.org) and integrate technology into educational and community service materials. For example, students will research their service projects on the Internet and use computers to create presentations on those projects that will be featured at community service festivals around the country.

"CA is making an important investment in children," said Paul Caccamo, president of America SCORES. "Technical skills are vital tools for success in today's workplace, yet students in low-income areas, who have the most to overcome, often lack access to technical resources. By providing computer labs and training, CA is making academic and workplace achievement a more obtainable goal for thousands of children each year."

"Computer Associates is committed to enriching the lives of children around the world through technology," said Lisa Platania, director of community relations at CA. "We are proud to help America SCORES use technology to help inspire a lasting dedication to education, healthy living and civic responsibility in at-risk children through its unique complement of fitness, academic and service activities."

The America SCORES program operates in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington DC.

About Computer Associates
Computer Associates, one of the world's largest management software companies, delivers software and services across operations, security, storage, life cycle and service management to optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of enterprise IT environments. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y. and serves customers in more than 140 countries. To learn more about CA and its community relations programs, visit http://ca.com/community.

About America SCORES
America SCORES is a national model for youth development, targeting girls and boys in urban neighborhoods that offer few, if any, recreational programs. For more information visit www.americascores.org.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Lynne Mahoney Computer Associates
Phone: (631) 342-2973
Eden Mendel America SCORES
Phone: (212) 868-9514

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