Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.
Our team identifies local charities and coordinates efforts with our committed vendors, solution providers and other IT executives to contribute time and donations to make an impact for a worthy cause. Charitable donations collected at MES Fall will support:
Breakthrough Austin provides out-of-school learning and academic case management from middle school through college to students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college.
We believe that all Central Texas children from low-income communities should have the opportunity to go to college. Unfortunately, statistics say this won’t happen without significant intervention. In fact, less than 6% of Central Texas middle school students from low-income communities will finish college, and only 11% of low-income high school graduates.
To combat this trend, Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to successfully guide each of its students and families through the long and complicated process of preparing for, enrolling in and completing college. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can replace the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.
We will be collecting the following much needed personal items on-site at MES, so please remember to pack a little extra for Breakthrough Austin's students.
Breakthrough Austin's wish list includes:
Highlighters | Copy Paper | One Subject Spiral Notebooks | Flash Drives| Construction Paper | Composition Notebooks | Glue Sticks | College-ruled Looseleaf Paper | Binders and Binder Dividers | Backpacks | White Out | Calculators (Texas Intrument model TI-84) | Post-it Notes | Pens and Pencils | Laptop Computers