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Raytheon Charitable Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is grateful to the employees of Raytheon who are making donations through payroll deductions. Raytheon encourages its employees to make contributions to the communities in which they live and work. These payroll deductions make up a significant portion of Raytheon’s community impact.

BDPA Los Angeles chapter president John Malonson is a member of the Raytheon team. He is using their payroll deduction program to support programs and services provided by his chapter.

BETF is hopeful that all BDPA supporters that work in Corporate America will consider making payroll deduction donations in the coming weeks and months.

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) joined with BDPA Los Angeles chapter to submit a $5,000 online grant proposal to the Raytheon Charitable Foundation.

BDPA LA Computer Camp
BDPA Los Angeles chapter continues to raise its profile both within the southern California community and amongst the 45 local BDPA chapters around the nation. The chapter is currently providing STEM-based training to over 20 middle- and high school students every Saturday. The chapter seeks funding support from Raytheon Charitable Foundation in order to maintain this momentum.

We should have an answer on our funding request within the next 60 days. Wish us luck. Of course, a more tangible method of supporting the efforts of BDPA Los Angeles chapter would be appreciated as well!
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that we've won a $5,000 grant award from Raytheon Charitable Foundation in support of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program implemented by BDPA Los Angeles chapter.

BETF worked closely with BDPA Los Angeles chapter president John Malonson on this grant proposal. John works for Raytheon and the company appreciated his involvement as a leader with BDPA. The chapter will use the funding to support the training of over 20 high school students every Saturday on programming and web development.

BDPA Los Angeles chapter continues to work with BETF on grant proposal to other funding sources ... including our efforts to raise college scholarship money for LA chapter high school students.

Please share some BDPA-Love for the folks at Raytheon for their commitment to community service and to ensuring that our young people have the science, math and technology tools to be successful in the coming century!

Hi Five to Raytheon for their donation!! Always good to see..Big Ups to John as he is always on the grind for the students out in LA..

BDPA Los Angeles chapter president John Malonson sought out support from BDPA Education and Technology Foundation in order to submit a $6,000 grant proposal to the Raytheon Charitable Foundation.

Raytheon's philanthropic interests are strategically focused on math and science education. They give preference to regional projects that serve the broader community in locations where they have major facilities. Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code are eligible.

We’ll keep you informed of the results from this grant submission. Wish us luck!  Of course, you can help us in a more direct way by making a small donation to support college scholarships for the high school students being trained by BDPA Los Angeles chapter.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is very proud to announce that Raytheon has awarded a $6,000 cybergrant in support of the BDPA programs and services in the greater Los Angeles area. This award is a direct result of the efforts by BDPA Los Angeles chapter president John Malonson . Here is the award letter that came with the check:
To: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

Raytheon is pleased to present this Cybergrant to the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. We are proud to support your efforts on the Student Information Technology & Scholarships (SITES) program which enriches the educational opportunities for students in after-school program of technology training by the BDPA Los Angeles chapter with a focus on low- and moderate-income communities.

Susana Escalante
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

BDPA Los Angeles chapter recently announced the selection of five young students who will represent the chapter and the city in the 2012 national BDPA High School Computer Competition championship being held later this year in Baltimore. This funding from Raytheon will have a direct impact on their performance. Please join me in sharing some BDPA-Love with Raytheon for their continued support of BDPA programs, scholarships and services!

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Los Angeles chapter combined on a $2,000 grant proposal to Raytheon Charitable Foundation. The funding is needed to support the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program on the west coast. The objective of our SITES program in Los Angeles County is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. BDPA seeks an increased interest from parents and students alike on basic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge and integration of science, technology and math in their lives. Many of the parents are not tech-savvy.

We know that 80% of the U.S. jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. In fact, 21 of the top 25 paying jobs are in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The average salary of STEM employees is 70% higher than those in all other occupations. However, we are sad to report that our students aren’t developing needed skills. In 2009, just 34% of U.S. 8th graders were rated proficient or higher in a national math assessment. In international exams, U.S. high school students ranked 21st out of 30 industrialized nations in science and 25th in math. Only 43% of U.S. high school graduates in 2010 were ready for college work in math and only 29% were ready in science.

We hope that Raytheon Charitable Foundation will see these dismal statistics and choose to support this valuable BDPA program.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked with BDPA West Region vice president John Malonson to complete a $750 grant proposal to the Raytheon Charitable Foundation. Our proposal focused on the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program hosted by BDPA Los Angeles chapter (president, David Malonson).

BETF remains committed to aggressively seeking out funding to support BDPA programs, scholarships and services all over the nation. Has your chapter been in touch with the BETF executive director yet?

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