Last week, Nancy Mwirotsi had 30 laptops to give away immediately — and every one was claimed by Friday. Mwirotsi, founder and director of the tech education nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515), began working in overdrive to ensure her middle school and high school students would have access to STEM education resources after the Des […]
Des Moines nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) is launching the second year of its Peer Mentoring Program directed at middle school students with funding support by Coca-Cola, AT&T and Bank of the West, Pi515 announced this week. With support from adult volunteers in STEM-related careers, advanced students in Des Moines high schools’ STEM programs are […]
The Des Moines coding education nonprofit Pi515 received more than $62,000 in corporate grants and donations in the last year, the group announced this week. Pi515 received $22,000 from AT&T toward operations, a $30,000 grant from Coca-Cola and $10,000 in student scholarships from Dwolla’s 2019 Monetery Tech Summit. Through the Coca-Cola grant, Pi515 hired 14 […]
Two Iowa nonprofits accepted $10,000 each raised and donated by the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, the second annual technology and entrepreneurship conference organized by Dwolla. Iowa Safe Schools and Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) each received the donation at the end of Tuesday’s summit in the Temple of Performing Arts. Dwolla also announced the Transition Forward […]
Pursuit of Innovation 515’s annual Jumbo Jenga Tournament returns next month with the goal of raising funds for Pi515’s technical equipment, food and transportation provided to underserved and refugee youth in the STEM education program. The Jumbo Jenga Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Windsor Heights Community Center, from 6-8 p.m. Doors open at […]
A local after-school program for refugee students has been awarded a $15,000 grant by AT&T. Pi515 confirmed the grant in a tweet Monday morning. Pi515 is a nonprofit after-school coding initiative aimed at building STEM skills in refugee and underserved youth in Des Moines, and building the state’s future technology workforce.
The Dwolla-sponsored event Monetery raised $10,265 for an after-school coding education program, Dwolla announced on Tuesday. More than 250 participants attended as panels of investors, entrepreneurs and community members explored what it takes to create value and diversity in the midwestern business community. All money raised was donated to Pi515, which educates underserved Iowa students […]