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New York Community Trust Announces $150,000 Grant to Parsons for gadgITERATION!

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To help teenage digital media consumers become creators, grants from The New York Community Trust’s Hive Digital Media Learning Fund will start and expand nine after-school programs in all five boroughs. The programs encourage creative thinking as well as collaboration with mentors from the City’s technology sector.

The grant to Parsons is to expand on gadgITERATION, a program that teaches computer engineering and design-thinking as students refurbish and add electronic components to found objects like teddy bears. (Citywide) Faculty Katherine Moriwaki is Principal Investigator and Louisa Campbell is Project Director. This project is funded by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.

See the full press release HERE.

The Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust was started by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The New York Community Trust in 2010. Additional donors include: Mozilla Foundation, Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, David Rockefeller Fund, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and most recently the Altman Foundation.

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