Eureka Springs EAST Receives Wal-Mart Grant

   

Eureka Springs EAST Receives Wal-Mart Grant
8/9/2013 4:02:41 PM

The Carroll County Community Technology Center received a $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, for the purchase of equipment and software. EAST students Kaleb Killion and Kate Murphy received the check from Wal-Mart Supercenter (Berryville) Assistant Manager, Jimmy Davenport.

The Carroll County Community Technology Center received a $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, for the purchase of equipment and software. EAST students Kaleb Killion and Kate Murphy received the check from Wal-Mart Supercenter (Berryville) Assistant Manager, Jimmy Davenport. The EAST Lab, who applied for the grant, is coordinating efforts with various members of the community for the Technology Center to offer free basic computer training to parents, local skilled and unskilled work force, emergency services providers (fire, police, 911, EMS), city personnel, small business owners and workers, and retirees.

A minimal fee will be charged for more advanced computer classes like GPS/GIS, video production and animation.

Various members of the High School faculty will conduct sessions that parents need for their children. The EAST Lab, which currently provides technological expertise for its various community projects, has served as a source of trainers and mentors to the community residents who have used the Technology Center. Local professionals have also volunteered to act as consultants and guest lecturers.

The Wal-Mart Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving and doing whatever can be done to help improve the quality of life for Wal-Mart's customers in local communities, address environmental issues and promote education. Funds are granted to assist organizations and programs that improve the quality of life in local communities.

In addition to the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Carroll County Technology Center has received technical advice and financial support from the Arkansas Department of Education, Arvest Bank, Bank of Eureka Springs, Carroll County Community Foundation, Community First Bank, EAST Initiative, Eureka Springs Police Department, Eureka Springs School District, First National Bank of Berryville, Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation, Elise and Martin Roenigk.

To learn about the Center's computer classes and how you can help support the Carroll County Community Technology Center, please contact EAST facilitator Mila Powell at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

 

Photo: Jimmy Davenport, Wal-Mart Supercenter (Berryville) Assistant Manager, is seen handing a $1,000 grant check to Kaleb Killion and Kate Murphy, EAST students of the Eureka Springs High School. The Wal-Mart Foundation grant will be used to purchase equipment and software for the Carroll County Community Technology Center. The Center offers free computer classes for Carroll County residents and was created through the efforts of the EAST Lab and various members of the community.

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