NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, NECN and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced Monday that Latino STEM Alliance will receive a total of $50,000 in grants as part of the first annual Project Innovation grant challenge.
We were selected by the stations for our program’s capacity to leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the areas of civic engagement, skills for the digital economy and STEM/STEAM youth programming.
“They are leveraging technology, training, and innovations that will better our community and our future and for that, we are thrilled and proud to reward their outstanding achievements.” said Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager for NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra and NECN .
Project Innovation is presented by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets, including Boston and New England, launched the new grant challenge in January 2018 to identify local organizations that embrace technology and innovation to develop real-life solutions for their communities. The stations located in each of the participating regions created community panels to review the grant applications and select final grant recipients. This year, more than $2.4 million will be awarded to not-for-profit organizations all across the country that are doing their part to transform their communities by providing solutions to real-life problems through tech-based approaches.