Private philanthropy allows THINK Together to invest in various program innovations which drive improvements in program quality. Funding from Edison International, University of Phoenix and Broadcom Corporation helped THINK Together deliver a complete installation of a mobile robotics laboratory at 44 middle schools, each one specifically designed to teach students scientific and mathematical concepts through robotics and applied technology.
We are launching digital media pilots through support from Sempra Energy which provide opportunities for students to complete technology projects in digital movie making, graphic design, web design, 2D and 3D animation, MS Office, and give presentations utilizing presentation software such as Power Point, Inspiration, and Keynote.
Through support from JP Morgan Chase, THINK Together is currently piloting digital learning programs in Los Angeles, Orange, and Sacramento counties which have the potential to revolutionize the way programs are delivering, providing both individualized learning and more comprehensive content knowledge.
Through philanthropy, THINK Together would like to create an endowment which would provide a stable source of annual income. THINK Together would utilize annual endowment income toward our operating costs and give us the ability to more effectively leverage public funding.
By supporting THINK Together’s programs, donors are able to leverage federal and state funding to serve more students. State funding requires a 33% in matching funds in order to provide our high-quality, academically-oriented programs. By partnering with THINK Together, donors enable us to leverage public funding to impact the lives of 4-5 times more students than could be reached through private philanthropy alone. Together, we can help low-income, educationally at-risk students succeed in school, enroll in higher education, and prepare to participate in a knowledge-based economy.