The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation recently received a $100,000 grant from Verizon.
Funding from Verizon will play a life-changing role in removing the financial barrier unpaid tech internships can present for financially struggling community college students. Disbursed over three years, grant funds will provide MCCCD students with a $1,000 stipend to complete an unpaid technology internship. Internships serve two purposes: to allow the student to gain real-world experience and develop the industry relationships that lead to employment, and to allow industry partners to “test the talent.”
This partnership is a part of Verizon’s commitment to increase digital inclusion nationwide by removing the barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring the benefits of technology are accessible to all.
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