Personal Statement – “This is SpringBoard”
“I believe that education and opportunity are two of the major ingredients that can elevate struggling communities. They go together, you cannot be successful if you only have one and not the other. To address this problem, we have created a technology & business incubator called SpringBoard.
Our goal is to make a significant impact in the lives of our children, such that, they will have an opportunity to achieve their dreams of becoming successful professionals. You may have heard me say before that sustained change can only happen if we take a personal interest in each child’s (or person’s) success, with the emphasis on giving of our time, effort and resources in the most altruistic of ways. This is SpringBoard. SpringBoard is the first of its kind serving the community at large.”
Our Mission Statement
SpringBoard’s main mission is to bridge the digital-divide, but more importantly the knowledge divide in Technology for our region through educational programs and workshops. Our focus is to prepare individuals interested in pursuing careers in computer science and technology by putting them through courses in our workshops and life enrichment programs. If the question is why, then read my Blog on STEM Impact on Jobs.
What Do We Do ?
We provide Educational Programs delivered as a set of innovative courses, curriculums and workshops with an emphasis on Technology. We teach Robotics, Coding, Data Science, Machine Learning/AI, Cybersecurity and Digital Literacy. We also provide workshops for Entrepreneurship, Mentoring and Business Development.
Who are our Customers ?
Our customers are School Districts, Colleges and Universities, Community based Organizations and local Municipalities. We are vendors / providers, bringing our Educational Programs into focus to complement our customers and help them to achieve their goals for their students, members and participants.
Why Do We Exist ?
As the digital and “knowledge” divide continues to widen, so do the skills necessary to be successful in school and career for communities of color, the marginalized and underserved. Our mission is to bridge this digital & knowledge divide and create Pathways to Success in careers, education and workforce.
Our Executive Vice President & Co-Founder
Our approach is to create awareness then build pipelines that will provide a clear path for each of the students to opportunities, internships, colleges, or the workforce.
“My commitment to service is focused on seeking our and supporting the underserved and the forgotten. Let us teach a new generation how to be effective users of technology who can leverage tools to improve their personal and professional outcomes” – MAO