DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AT&T recently contributed $10,000 to Parents Step Ahead in support of their initiatives that educate parents about the importance of technology in their children’s overall education.
“On behalf of Parents Step Ahead, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to AT&T for this generous contribution,” said Lupita Colmenero, founder and chair of Parents Step Ahead. “With this donation, we will be able to fulfill our mission by serving more than 3,000 families this year.”
Parents Step Ahead offers free seminars for parents. During the seminars, Parents Step Ahead presents dynamic speakers and educators on topics ranging from computer and digital literacy, internet safety, college preparation, health and financial issues, communicating with love, among other topics.
“We are excited to support a renowned organization such as Parents Step Ahead,” said Fred Maldonado, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T Texas. “At AT&T, we are strongly committed to enriching and strengthening underserved, diverse communities through education and technology. We look forward to serving our local families through this education initiative.”
For 2012, Parents Step Ahead has lined up seven parent education programs in Dallas, Irving, Richardson, Haltom City and Garland. In addition to seminars, attendees will be given free meals, free childcare assistance and a chance to win a personal computer system. The first event for the year will be on January 12 in Irving, Texas.
About Parents Step Ahead
Parents Step Ahead is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization with a mission “to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children.” The organization works in partnership with corporations and community organizations to offer a series of programs for parents to demonstrate the importance of parental involvement. Programs are free and include dinner, childcare, and the raffle of prizes and culminate with the raffle of a desktop computer. www.parentsstepahead.org.
About Philanthropy at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and working with other organizations, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.
SOURCE Parents Step Ahead