Entrepreneur Working To Improve Education
Corey Hixson is trying to improve education and he needs your help! He is raising money on Indiegogo. Recently, I caught up with Steven to learn more about his work; here’s what he told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
I’d like to meet the mutual needs of students and teachers in public school settings, in a way that does not directly conflict with the agenda of the county and state administration. Local businesses may also benefit from the program. The state has created and implemented an electronic standardized testing system, but teachers have informed me that this system utilizes all of the available technology resources for a third of the school year, so there is no technology available for students or teachers during that part of the school year. The district has not supplied a budget for computers while implementing e-learning and so the Alliance for Public School Technology Resources meets specific needs among all stakeholders as well as local businesses who are upgrading their technology to newer systems above and beyond what is needed in a public school setting.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
The actual cost of filing for tax-exempt status is $400.00. Any additional funding will be used for the purchasing of computer parts and systems that will be either given directly to public schools and their 501(c)(3) non-profit supporters such as PTA organizations, or used as a part of the refitting process for other hardware that does not yet meet needed technology standards for donation to public schools.
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
I’d been a part of the local public school community and participating with NGO and PTA groups that support public schools in the community. This organization is meant to support public schools and related PTA groups directly. Teachers and parents were the first people to indicate a need for technology, and so I set my mind to work in order to help them, as well as their students.
As a non-profit organization any donations received can create tax benefits, so local businesses can claim tax credits for donated technology, and this will help them to ensure that they have the business infrastructure that they need to be effective.
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
A good, equitable education that is available publically and economically sustainable, helps the surrounding communities through the success of their students and businesses in the community that receive their support. Supporting this initiative contributes to the success of young people in a non-partisan way, and strives to improve the economic base that surrounds education in a more equitable way.
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