Productivity and success require education, whether for an individual, a company or a country. That's one reason eFinancialCareers' parent company Dice Holdings is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to provide financial support for science and math education in public schools in New York and three other cities.
Dice recently announced a $40,000 donation to DonorsChoose, which matches teachers with supporters who get to pick specific types of projects they want to back. In New York, eFC visited two middle-school classrooms within MS118, The William W. Niles School, where its donation paid for a mini-ecosystem and boards for individual math work. In all, the donations from Dice will fund more than 100 classroom projects reaching over 3,000 students in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
Says Scot Melland, Dice Holdings' chief executive: "Math and science are foundation blocks for careers as wide ranging as video game development, engineering, or even investment banking. Because we both recognize the need to engage more students in these subjects, working with DonorsChoose is a logical way to reach out to students across the country, and showcase both the challenge and promise of these areas."
"We're leveling the playing field for schools and their students," said Yaritza Olmeda-Cedeno, East Region associate director at DonorsChoose.org. "The support of Dice Holdings and other companies is providing the competitive edge the next generation will need as members of a global workforce."
Here's the Dice press release.