CS in Schools Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

22 December 2023

CS in Schools, a not-for-revenue charity focused on supporting schools, teachers and students in coding and Digital Technologies, today announced it has received a generous grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.

Through this grant, CS in Schools will expand into the primary schools sector, with a focus on underrepresented groups and lower socioeconomic areas. Megan Woff, CEO of CS in Schools says that ”Funding from the Motorola Solutions Foundation has offered us the opportunity to continue impacting teachers and students in a truly meaningful way. Following the completion of our programmes, teachers are confident in facilitating student learning in digital technologies, an area that is often outside their teaching experience. Primary school teachers will also be trained and offered support to build upon their learning as we expand our training and resources into the primary school arena, passing this expertise on to their students.”

The Motorola Solutions Foundation, which has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, focuses its giving on three key areas: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. The Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations and aims to partner with organizations that align to its values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion.

“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to partner with organizations like CS in Schools that are actively driving positive change within the community,” said Karem Pérez, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are immensely proud of the work that CS in Schools is doing, and we look forward to seeing their continued impact.” 

For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation-grant-partner

About CS in Schools

Our mission is to build a more robust Australian economy by growing the digital workforce.

We do this by offering a complete Digitech experience for schools, students and teachers.

Our program offers relevant and exciting education by drawing on tech industry experts who train and mentor teachers to build their ability and confidence to teach Digitech, as well as connect with students to bring a career in Digitech to life.

We share free and open teaching materials built by computer science and teaching experts. Our easy-to-implement ‘classroom in a box’ includes teacher training videos, lesson plans, student videos and complete lessons that align with the Australian Digitech curriculum requirements.

We succeed when a school is independent and self-sustaining without our support.

We are passionate about delivering CS in Schools to rural, regional, girls and under-served schools to bridge Australia’s widening digital divide.

CS in Schools is an independent charity. All our programs are free of charge, thanks to generous grants from organisations such as the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the TDM Foundation and other philanthropic supporters.

About the Motorola Solutions Foundation

As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation partners with organizations around the globe to create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities. We focus on giving back through strategic grants, employee volunteerism and other community investment initiatives. Our strategic grants program supports organizations that offer first responder programming and technology and engineering education, and align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion. The Foundation is one of the many ways in which the company lives out its purpose of helping people be their best in the moments that matter.

For more information on the Foundation, visit: https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/about/company-overview/corporate-responsibility/motorola-solutions-foundation.html