5 Nonprofit to Watch leaders (l-r): Michael Corey, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County; Lisa Chambers, TECH CORPS; Janet Chen, ProMusica; Gina Ginn, PhD., Columbus Early Learning Centers; Oyauma Garrison, A Kid Again.
Photo courtesy of The Columbus Foundation
The Columbus Foundation recognized TECH CORPS as one of five innovative Central Ohio organizations poised for an exceptional year of growth and progress during its “5 Nonprofits to Watch” event on March 19, 2019. This program, which began in 2014, honors remarkable nonprofits in Central Ohio working to strengthen and improve the community.
The Columbus Foundation provided seed funding to launch TECH CORPS in Central Ohio 20 years ago. Leveraging that investment, TECH CORPS has educated, excited and empowered thousands of K-12 students in Central Ohio and beyond.
“As we begin to expand our work nationally, it’s important for us to continue to be a relevant and positive contributor to the community in which we are headquartered,” said Lisa M. Chambers, TECH CORPS National Executive Director. “We are grateful that the Foundation continues to believe in and value the mission and work of our organization.”
Just a few of the exciting initiatives on tap for TECH CORPS in 2019 include developing a new High School Tech Camp focused on Blockchain, broadening our impact in Dayton, Ohio and mapping the scope and sequence of our Student TECH CORPS program to prepare high school students for a seamless transfer to a technical training program or college.
Other 2019 honorees include A Kid Again, Columbus Early Learning Centers, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County and ProMusica.