MILWAUKEE, November 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SHARP Literacy honored Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) with its 2021 EDGE (Energizing through Dedication, Giving and Engagement) award at the nonprofit’s 20th annual “A Novel Event” earlier this month.
With a partnership spanning nearly two decades, Rockwell has been a longtime supporter of SHARP Literacy’s programs and is one of the founding sponsors of SHARP’s successful Design Through Code (DTC) program. Starting in 2017 in three schools, DTC is now offered in 17 schools serving more than 1,500 third through fifth graders.
“As a former teacher, I cannot say enough positive things about SHARP’s Design Through Code program and its efforts to introduce students to coding and computer science,” said Rockwell’s Jeannie Fenceroy, senior manager of Global Community Relations and Contributions. Fenceroy accepted the EDGE award on behalf of the company.
“In true Rockwell Automation spirit, it’s philanthropic partners like SHARP that exemplify ‘expanding human possibility’ by exposing young learners to problem solving skills and persistence,” Fenceroy said.
This year marks SHARP Literacy’s 25th anniversary. Through innovative STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiences and programs, SHARP reaches students and educators in 49 schools across Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha counties.
“From dedicated educators to corporate and community partners, including Rockwell Automation, our partnerships have been a constant force in helping SHARP grow beyond what we could have ever imagined,” said Lynda Kohler, president and CEO of SHARP Literacy. “With their steadfast support, we continue to follow our mission of providing every child in our community the same educational opportunities, no matter their circumstances.”
Learn more about SHARP Literacy and Rockwell’s philanthropic giving and support of STEM education.