BENEFITING: DETROIT HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ORGANIZER: DETROIT HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
EVENT: Give Detroit Challenge
DETROIT HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION wrote -
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC) has been creating life changing opportunities for youth and their families for over 18 years. Everything we do, from youth development, to parent empowerment, high quality childcare, to family education is about life success for our participants and building a vibrant Southwest Detroit Community for us all.
A vibrant community starts with strong families, and strong families must have the ability to thrive financially and build for the future. That is why DHDC’s focus is powering our future with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). We want the next generation to be equipped for the careers of the future, and empowered to help rebuild and strengthen our community.
For these reasons, DHDC officially launched Southwest Detroit’s First Robotics build site – the Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit (RECD) in January 2015. RECD serves high school and middle school students in the SW Detroit community. Students learn from and play with DHDC staff and professional engineers and volunteers from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Detroit (SHPE-Detroit) who donate their time to work side-by-side with students to help design and build sophisticated competition robots.
We are now in the second phase of the development of the physical space for our robotics program, and we need your help! We need $60,000 to complete Phase II, and we have already raised $35,000 to date. Your donation will help us close the $25,000 gap, and will allow us to install a much need HVAC system and technology upgrades to make our RECD center state of the art for our kids.
Contact us at 313.967.4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour, and see your investment at work! Thanks for making the youth and families of Southwest Detroit the real winners of this challenge!
Participation in RECD gives students an opportunity to be mentored by experienced engineers from GM, GE, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and several other engineering and technology firms. These companies see this as an opportunity to grow local talent and create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) career pipelines for minority and economically disadvantaged students from Detroit. They have committed to continuing the relationship through college, and providing internship and employment opportunities for participating students who chose to pursue engineering and technology degrees and careers.