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Livingstone College Receives Grant as a Result of Female Graduate to Increase Female Awareness in Computer Information

11150475_1109807009036275_2492243403657777698_n_zps0tun3dtz.jpgSALISBURY, NC - Livingstone College, a private historically black, four-year college located in Salisbury, North Carolina) was awarded $1000.00 Student Seed Fund Grant from NCWIT (National Center of Women Technology) and Symantac as a result of of May 2015 Computer Information Systems major graduate, Ms. Alexis Fullard (Pictured on the right).

According to source, Ms. Fullard wrote a proposal to increase awareness among females by teaching Scratch programming to elementary and middle school girls as part of Females in Technology (FiT) Special Interest Group in conjunction with Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). The elementary school participants will benefit, from learning public speaking skills and team building exercises while building their overall confidence in their ability to write programs using Scratch. The participants for this six-week Scratch curriculum will be elementary and middle school females who are members of FACT (Families and Communities Together). FACT works with K-12 students and their families to establish goals and plan activities and families spiritually, academically, and culturally.

FiT promotes leadership and sustains female students in Computer Information Systems at Livingstone College. FiT through community outreach provides juniors and seniors an opportunity to present and influence elementary and middle school girls while also building their confidence through team building exercises. Additionally, FiT focuses on increasing interest and awareness in computing among underrepresented groups especially females.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 600 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women's participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.

The funding will be used to cover the costs of participant supplies and student stipends.

The D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund commends Ms. Fullard on excellence job well done in working to improve her alma mater campus and her community as well by taking it to the NEXT level.

Livingstone College was announced as the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund's June 2015 HBCU of the Month Supported Institution. You can join us in helping to celebrate, honor and fundraise for Livingstone by visiting their HBCU of the Month honoree page here.



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