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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: Volunteering in schools
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:59:19 GMT
Cool, thanks Chris. Keep an eye on this list. I'll keep you informed here (and may ping you
privately if there is something specific I think you can help with).

In the meantime, do you have any experience already?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher [mailto:ctubbsii@apache.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 1:22 PM
To: dev@community.apache.org
Subject: Re: Volunteering in schools

I might be interested in volunteering (though, I won't be in Austin).


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Christopher L Tubbs II
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On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) < Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com>
wrote:

> I know we have a bunch of people who already volunteer to teach in 
> schools. I know that this has a great deal of impact at many levels. 
> I'm looking for volunteers to help with a potential new initiative.
>
> In the run-up to ApacheCon Sally will be running a campaign around the 
> 15th Anniversary of the foundation. It will look at the legacy of the 
> ASF and to the future. It will focus on the ASF as being a place of 
> innovation and excitement.
>
> I've recently had confirmation that a representative of TEALS, an 
> organization that trains volunteers to teach in high schools in 20 states.
> These students take a rigorous college level CS class (UC Berkeley 
> CS10 or UW CSE142/143 AP) in schools that might otherwise have no IT 
> component at all.
>
> 40% of the schools are Title 1 schools (as a Brit I had to look this 
> up, in short it's about improving academic achievements of the 
> disadvantaged
> [1]) and a dozen or so are in very rural areas. Furthermore, 25% of 
> their students are girls and 25% are from minority groups (in other 
> words this has an impact on diversity).
>
> My ask of the ComDev PMC is for us to run a BOF at ApacheCon to figure 
> out how we might enable ASF community members to assist with the work 
> that TEALS (and similar) organizations do. I'm happy to help drive 
> this, but ideally there will be a couple of volunteers here who are 
> interested enough to take ownership.
>
> I'm working with Sally to find other valuable folks to participate and 
> hope to have more than just TEALS represented. What I would like to 
> do, in a perfect world, is announce a partnership at ApacheCon. 
> Failing that I would like to develop the outline of a partnership at ApacheCon itself.
>
> So, please step forward if you are interested in volunteering (there's 
> no need for you to be present in Austin, though that would be great).
>
> Ross
>
>
> [1] http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html
>
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