Local non-profits receive Sprint grants as part of company’s Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program, now in its fifth year
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 21, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) recently announced the 2013 recipients of its Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program. In total, three area non-profit organizations were awarded grants as part of this signature community-support program. The Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program awarded Sprint grants totaling $50,000 to area non-profits that support the Sprint Project Connect focus area of Internet safety and other technology-related programs and resources to help youth succeed in a digital world. Grants were presented and recipient organizations were honored at a local reception earlier today.
The 2013 grant recipients are:
- Trinity River Mission was awarded a $25,000 Sprint Project Connect grant to support their Online Math Tutoring program. The program enables students in second through twelfth grades to utilize online technology to communicate with tutors through a headset and electronic writing pad. In addition to improving their mathematical knowledge, students develop fundamental computer skills while being allowed to progress at their own individual pace.
- Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was awarded a $15,000 Sprint Project Connect grant to support a week-long computer programming workshop at the University of Texas at Dallas. The program, for girls aged 12-18, immerses participants in computer programming while they work alongside professionals to understand and write programming code. The experience is designed to expose girls to a career as a computer software application programmer.
- The Dallas Museum of Art was awarded a $10,000 Sprint Project Connect grant for its Go Van Gogh Outreach Program. Through this program, volunteers travel to area classrooms to lead interactive presentations that feature images of art from the museum and include hands-on art-making activities for students in first through sixth grades. In the summer, the program reaches out to public libraries, recreation centers and Boys & Girls Clubs. The Sprint grant will be used to purchase tablets and projectors that will enable the art to be brought to life through multimedia content.
These grants are made through the Sprint Project Connect program. Funding for this program is provided through a charitable phone-recycling program through which customers and non-customers can donate their no-longer-used wireless devices with net proceeds benefiting youth technology programs.
Sprint is a long-time supporter of the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and this is the fifth year Sprint has conducted the Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program and has provided more than $250,000 in support to Dallas/Fort Worth-area non-profits. To learn more about the Sprint Local Giving Program and Sprint Good Works, please visit www.sprint.com/responsibility.
About Sprint Good WorksSM
Sprint is committed to using our technology, human and financial resources to help make the world a better place. This commitment infuses our business and culture, and it drives our Sprint Good WorksSM program. More than just a name, good works is also a belief: Good does indeed workSM. The good works we perform every day benefit three key subjects: people, product and planet. For people, we demonstrate good works through targeted philanthropic initiatives and a diverse and ethical workforce. For a better product, we harness the power of innovation to help customers minimize their environmental footprint and increase their safety and security, and to empower seniors and those with disabilities to stay connected through accessible technology. For a healthier planet, we lead the industry with our sustainable business practices and wireless reuse and recycling programs. These are just a few of the ways we demonstrate good works to bring people and resources together for a better world. You can learn more about our good works at www.sprint.com/responsibility.
Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Jennifer Schuler, 913-315-3324