KKCS Partners with Alumni of the Stanford Graduate Engineering Program and 10,000 Degrees

Aug 08, 2018. Posted in Events

KKCS recently partnered with alumni of the Stanford Graduate Engineering Program to bring the first-ever public computer resource center to students in Cape Town, South Africa. The Parkwood Technology Centre Project improved infrastructure by doubling the size of the Center to accommodate full-sized classes, improved security, and incorporated green design principles in renovating the center. The project brought wireless internet to Parkwood and helped Parkwood’s students gain access to modern and reliable laptops and educational technologies. The program is designed to sustainably support student development and to increase community access to information technologies.

Here at home, KKCS partnered with 10,000 Degrees, a local not-for-profit organization that helps students from low-income backgrounds get to college to positively impact their communities and the world. 10,000 Degrees delivers real-world, interactive support programs to encourage the next generation of students to embrace their future and make their college dreams come true. It offers in-school college roadmap workshops, family-friendly college campus tours, financial aid management support, course requirement support, college planning, research, and application support, year-round mentoring, college scholarships, and personalized mentorship and support throughout program participant’s college education.

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