The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation (GRLIC) will be making a formal donation of $250,000 for the creation of a media and technology center at Roxbury Central School (RCS) on April 11, 2012 during the regular Board of Education meeting beginning at 7 pm. This donation will cover all of the expense associated with the project and will not require the use of taxpayer dollars.
GRLIC is an educational foundation whose mission is to operate in the public interest to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through education and experience in science, technology, engineering, and innovation. The foundation believes that technological advances should be driven by the needs of humanity and that an inspired knowledge of science, technology, and engineering can positively influence one’s quality of life, career options for young people, and the prospects of future generations. Because life’s inspirations begin in childhood, the foundation will support children in their discovery, appreciation and enjoyment of science and technology by providing resources, experiences and learning opportunities.
Superintendent of RCS, Thomas J. O’Brien states, “The Numann Media and Technology Center, in honor of 1949 graduate Guy Numann, is an incredible gift of generosity that will help RCS and the larger community for years to come. This is a unique gift as many of these types of donations are directed toward athletics or other co-curricular activities. The purpose of this gift is to heighten our student’s core academic experience and enrich it through meaningful after-school offerings. RCS is honored to enter into this partnership to ensure the district has the opportunity to be a leader in the development of 21st century learning skills.”
GRLIC works in the community to provide workshops, classes and opportunities for community members and students with the necessary technological supports in this world of information. GRLIC was founded in 2003 by a group of community minded individuals who were interested in supporting students in the local area. In 2008, GRLIC became an incorporated not-for-profit and began supporting initiatives including the garden at RCS and WIOX radio in Roxbury. GRLIC also supports the community sidewalk festival held each year on the Saturday before July
4th. GRLIC provided workshops for students in Stop Motion Animation in conjunction with the Andes Sprout Society, GEO fun (geo caching for beginners), Basic Microsoft Word and Excel, a community computer room with free Wi-Fi daily located across the street from RCS, and supports the Student Morning Radio Host program at WIOX. GRLIC is sponsoring the Human Powered Irrigation Project at RCS associated with the RCS garden project.
The Media and Technology Project at RCS will bring RCS the newest and most up-to-date technology for students. The center will be available to students and faculty during school hours and open to the students after school hours. GRLIC looks forward to working with Roxbury Central School in the future to bring more innovative programs and possibilities to students and community members in the larger community.
More information on these and other programs offered by the Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation please contact GRLIC at 607-326-4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.