Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
DP Solutions donated 30 laptops to senior class students enrolled in Baltimore City’s National Academy Foundation (NAF) High School Academy of Information Technology earlier this month.
Gerald Markowitz, Business Development Manager at DP Solutions, who also sits on the IT Academy’s Advisory Board, was responsible for spearheading this project.
“By putting high-end technology in the hands of these students, we help create a unique and modern IT experience for them, as well as attracting new students to the school and increasing enrollment in the IT program,” said Mr. Markowitz. “It is through the participation of professionals like us that these deserving young people will have the mentoring, job experiences and support they need to succeed.”
“[DP Solutions’] donation will directly support our students, furthering their IT education and providing them with technology necessary to be successful in higher education,” commented Karen Webber-Ndour, Principal at National Academy High School. “More than that, [DP Solutions’] support and generosity tells our students that there are people outside of their high school that care about their success. NAF demands professionalism from its students in preparation for post secondary education and the competitive 21st century workplace. However, we cannot do this in isolation. It is only through partnerships and support from people like [DP Solutions] that we are able to accomplish our vision.”
“[DP Solutions’] contribution has been put to work to help NAF fulfill its mission – to prepare students to succeed to their fullest potential by enabling them to enter the college and/or career of their choice,” continued Ms. Webber-Ndour.
About National Academy Foundation High School
NAF Baltimore is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization operating within the Baltimore City Public School System. The program is designed to provide intensive college preparatory academic training and unique school-to-career experience for high school students. Affiliated with the highly successful National Academy Foundation, NAF Baltimore operates four academy programs—Finance, Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism and Law Leadership. Stressing both academic excellence and career training, NAF Baltimore works with local businesses and industry leaders to provide training and education to students that equips them for entry level jobs in their chosen industry and the academic background to qualify for and succeed in college.
NAF’s high standards have led to impressive gains in our High School Assessment achievement over the past three years. It is also important to note that we have closed the “achievement gap” among our increasingly diverse student body. With our competitive test scores and 100% of our senior class graduating for three years consecutively, we currently rank among the best high schools in Baltimore City. The National Academy Foundation school is located in the historic former Dunbar High School building and currently serves students in grades 9-12 and will begin serving grades 6-8 in school year 2010.
About DP Solutions
Founded in 1971, DP Solutions serves as a trusted business partner to its clients by providing innovative Managed Network Services, Managed Hosting Solutions and Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service (DRAAS) technology solutions that help advance and grow customer’s businesses. DP Solutions ensures that its clients are prepared to run their businesses effectively, with maximum efficiency, reliability and support. The company is committed to excellence in work ethic, in the products and services provided, and in its relationships with clients, employees, industries and communities. With over 37 years of experience, and a highly skilled workforce, DP Solutions centers on applying best practices and providing the best IT business solutions for its clients. For more information, please visit, http://www.dpsolutions.com.