Dice Holdings Partners With DonorsChoose.org to Support Science and Math Education
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dice Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, announced today it donated $40,000 to high-needs schools in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. to support math and science education. The donations will fund more than 100 classroom projects reaching over 3,000 students through DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website connecting donors with specific classroom needs in public schools.
“Math and science are foundation blocks for careers as wide ranging as video game development, engineering, or even investment banking,” said Scot Melland, Chairman, President & CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. “Because we both recognize the need to engage more students in these subjects, working with DonorsChoose is a logical way to reach out to students across the country, and showcase both the challenge and promise of these areas.”
Dice Holdings’ properties, Dice.com, eFinancialCareers.com, and ClearanceJobs.com hosted three events during the first days of December where funds were awarded to the following schools:
- New York: eFinancialCareers.com visited MS118 The William W. Niles School and Mr. Greenawalt’s and Mrs. Kirk’s classrooms where a mini-ecosystem and boards for individual math work were funded;
- San Francisco: Dice.com presented El Dorado Elementary School and three kindergarten teachers with funding for math games and an aquarium; and
- Washington, DC: ClearanceJobs.com presented Community Academy Public Charter School and Ms. Jeske ‘s classroom with math, science and literacy board games.
“We’re leveling the playing field for schools and their students,” said Yaritza Olmeda-Cedeno, East Region Associate Director at DonorsChoose.org. “The support of Dice Holdings and other companies is providing the competitive edge the next generation will need as members of a global workforce.”
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and student thank-you letters.
To date, 115,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $41.2 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through www.DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 2.6 million students from low-income areas.
About Dice Holdings, Inc.
Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, accounting and finance, healthcare, and security clearance. Our mission is to help our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. For more than 19 years, we have built our company by providing our customers with quick and easy access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering those communities access to highly relevant career opportunities and information. Today, we serve multiple markets primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
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