ViewSonic Announces $500,000 Product Donation with Community Outreach Program that Focuses on America’s Youth and Education
BREA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2020--
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of display solutions, has announced a significant expansion of its corporate social responsibility efforts with a new community outreach program focused on youth and education. The Empowering Future Generations initiative is kicking off through a partnership with Orange County United Way with donations of some half-million dollars in technology solutions to underserved schools.
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The ViewSonic “Empowering Future Generations” initiative supports schools in need of technology resources for STEM/STEAM labs, SCALE-UP classrooms, robotics workshops and eSport clubs. The program launched at Los Amigos High School in Southern California with Erin Chase (LAHS), Amy Avina (LAHS Principal), Susan Parks (United Way), Jeff Volpe (ViewSonic) and Sergio Contreras (Council Member). (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our children are the future, and together we can help them succeed by providing resources that will enhance their learning experience,” said Susan B. Parks, president and CEO of Orange County United Way. “We are so grateful to ViewSonic for their giving spirit and shared mission and commitment to academic success for our youth. We believe in providing our children every opportunity for a quality education, and the technology will certainly help them meet their goals and achieve scholastic success.”
The partnership with Orange County United Way involves its Destination Graduation program that is offered to middle and high school students in high-need districts. This program helps reduce the local dropout rate and bridge the education achievement gap. The initial phase of this effort will provide ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays and myViewBoard™ software to support high levels of collaboration in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classrooms at Los Amigos High School and Santiago High School in the Garden Grove Unified School District.
The Empowering Future Generations initiative is designed to identify and support schools in need of technology resources for programs such as STEM and STEAM labs, SCALE-UP classrooms, robotics workshops and esports clubs. At the same time, it will provide opportunities for ViewSonic employees to engage with schools and serve their communities while building teamwork and leadership skills.
ViewSonic has been involved for some time in supporting schools with resources to enhance student learning and skills development. The company recently provided 100 Raspberry Pi compact computing devices for use by STEM, STEAM and robotics clubs in the Brea Olinda Unified School District. Other activities with Brea USD have included career days for 6 th graders at ViewSonic headquarters and internships at the company for high school students. Additional support for area youth has included work with Make-a-Wish and Caterina’s Club, which ViewSonic plans to continue.
“We are very proud of ViewSonic’s position as a global leader in providing technology solutions that support collaboration, communication and creativity. These attributes are essential for success in the learning environment as well as in virtually any chosen career path,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. “Since charity begins at home, our initial focus is on supporting schools and students in our backyard. We hope to expand the scope of these efforts more broadly next year as well.”
Under the Empowering Future Generations banner, ViewSonic is focused on furthering the advancement of learning at all levels by providing professional expertise and innovative technologies in partnership with well-known organizations that align with the company’s mission and core values. Meeting that goal encompasses providing valuable resources to students and educators, while engaging employees in meaningful community service experiences.
ViewSonic solutions are at the hub of creating environments designed to fulfill the promise of collaboration and interconnectedness between multiple platforms and users. They are designed to help organizations build competitive advantage, improve customer experience, boost operational efficiency, reduce cost, and enhance value and revenue. The company works diligently to deliver integrated solutions that provide these benefits to the enterprise, SMB, state and local governments, and the education market.
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions with a presence in more than 100 cities around the world. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With more than 30 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.
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