Open Collective
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Grant Summary to Digital Infrastructure Grants

Technology Training for Underserved Population

Grant #69189

Submitted by Marcy Freeburg on March 28, 2022

Request Details
We are in need of training materials to help teach our community K-12 the benefits of cyber security, as well as the skills to repair laptops and desktops.  We would like to purchase repair kits, parts and hardware for students to break down, repair and bring back to functionality desktop and laptop computers for the community.  We are a population of over 33% Hispanic decent, as well as 20% of the population lives at or below the poverty line.  Our students are finding a way out of the cycle of low income through hands on experience in cyber security and computer repair.  Our students are generally not able to access the internet at home, nor do they have computers.

$1,000.00 USD

We would like to eliminate the barrier of cost for our students in obtaining their cyber security certifications.  These certifications will allow our students to attain accreditation in the field of cyber security and computer repair, allowing them to enter the world of high paying jobs without obtaining student loans.  This would also allow a highly underrepresented group to excel in the STEM field.  We would like to provide the funds to equip 15 students with certifications.

$1,500.00 USD

Total amount $2,500.00

payout method

Bank account
By Marcy Freeburgon

Expense created

By Pia Mancinion

Expense rejected

Fund balance
$225,581.99 USD

Fiscal Host
Open Collective Foundation

Expense policies

Our payouts are processed twice a week. We will endeavor to pay within 7 days of an expense being approved by the admin of the Collective or Fund. We can usually turn payments around much sooner, but can’t guarantee that and don’t want to set that expectation. We make payments via Bank Transfer (via Wise) and can only make payouts to countries served by these payment processors.  You are not required to upload an invoice document (the data you submit in the expense form is sufficient) but if you would like to include an uploaded invoice, please make it out to: Collective name, Open Collective Foundation, 340 S LEMON AVE #3717, Walnut CA 91789 USA.

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