ARCHDIOCESE LAUNCHES ‘C3: IGNITE’ TO GRANT $6 MILLION TO EXPAND TECHNOLOGY CAPACITY AMONG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
On the heels of National Catholic Schools Week, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Department of Catholic Schools, in partnership with Sprint, is launching C3: Ignite, a $6 million education technology accelerator program for the 270 Catholic elementary and high schools in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.
“C3: Ignite will help our schools use these new communications technologies to enhance our mission of excellence — forming missionary disciples who have the knowledge and experience to become leaders in our society,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez. “I am grateful for the dedication of our many partners and their commitment to our schools and the students and families they serve.”
This program will provide selected schools with Sprint connected tablets, educational content resources, and training and support for principals and teachers. Starting on Thursday, February 11, schools will be able to submit proposals about how they seek to use technology to serve their families and students. Schools accepted into the program will launch their technology initiatives in August at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
“The program increases our schools’ collective capacity to provide students technology-enriched resources and learning experiences that foster their ability to be impactful in their schools and communities, and shape the productive citizens we expect them to become,” said Dr. Kevin Baxter, Senior Director and Superintendent of Catholic Schools. “My hope is that this impact occurs regardless of whether schools are focusing on STEM, personalized learning, early literacy development, or closing access gaps for students and their families.”
Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles serve nearly 80,000 students in 270 schools in the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles opened its first schools in the 1850s. Our schools pride themselves on welcoming students from a range of financial realities and diverse backgrounds. Through a faith based education, students receive the tools for success in college and in their future careers focused on a commitment to service to their local and global community. For more information, visit lacatholicschools.org.
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