Chamisa Elementary Receives $5,000 Teachers And Technology Grant From CenturyLink Foundation


Albuquerque – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently announced the winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which began in 2008, awards grants of up to $5,000 to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.

“The grant applications we received this year were creative, innovative and outlined a definite need for technology in the classrooms throughout the state of New Mexico.  The teachers requested a variety of resources to help their students learn more effectively and enrich their classroom experience,” said Larry North, CenturyLink Vice President of Operations in New Mexico. “We are pleased to be able to help these passionate educators expose their students to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEM) concepts in their daily school lives.”

Across the United States, more than 2,000 grant applications were submitted and 337 were selected for funding. Grants were awarded based on the impact they will have on students in the classroom and the overall innovation of the project. CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

In New Mexico, more than $45,000 is being awarded to teachers at 10 schools throughout the state.

Grantees include:

  • Chamisa Elementary School (White Rock)
    • Revving Up Robotics! $5,000
  • Cien Aguas International School (Albuquerque)
    • STEM Project Lead The Way Program $5,000
  • Comanche Elementary (Albuquerque)
    • OSMO: Merging Hands-On with Technology for Increased Student Engagement and Learning $4,260
  • Garfield Middle School (Albuquerque)
    • Innovating with Robotics $3,945.19
  • Volcano Vista High School (Albuquerque)
    • Increasing Student Achievement in Students with Autism $4,994.55
  • Volcano High School (Albuquerque)
    • Prototyping Your Future! $4,942
  • Inez Elementary School (Albuquerque)
    • Movement Grows Brain Cells $4,500
  • Eagle Nest Elementary School (Cimarron)
    • Improving Our Math Performance with Reflex Math $3,500
  • Sunset Elementary School (Roswell)
    • LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 $4,829.71
  • NYE Early Childhood School (Santa Fe)
    • Inspiring Aspiring Architects in Preschool $4,975

About the CenturyLink Foundation:

CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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