Boeing grant benefits computer labs

West Shore recently received two Epson Powerlite projectors from the Boeing Company Employees Community Grant Fund through Brevard School Foundation. In September, the school’s technology coordinator Terri Friend submitted a critical needs grant for the equipment and was awarded the grant in December.

 According to Friend, the projectors will replace obsolete units failing in two computer labs and will enhance multimedia technology tools, enhance learning, increase productivity, communication and promote student creativity as 21st Century learners.

The Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company has been empowering employees to pool their tax-deductible donations for greater impact for more than 60 years. Employee advisory boards work to locally distribute combined employee donations, which are made through recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts, to nonprofits in their community. Boeing pays all administrative costs so 100 percent of every employee dollar helps strengthen local communities.

In addition to supporting Brevard Public Schools, ECF grants have gone toward community projects such as aiding the homeless, stocking food banks, helping at-risk children succeed in school, providing job training for the unemployed, funding critical health services and supporting veterans’ programs.

Roar staff report