Educational Institutions

Colorado Technology Community Foundation

  • Englewood, CO
  • www.kidstek.org

Mission Statement

The mission of KidsTek is to increase the technology literacy of Colorado's underserved children and youth by providing free technology education through innovative after-school project based programs and in-school certification programs. We currently serve more than 800 students in 20 Denver and Aurora Public Schools.

Main Programs

  1. After-School Technology Enrichment
  2. In-School Cisco Certification Track
Service Areas

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Colorado

KidsTek currently works with 20 schools in the Denver and Aurora Public School systems. We are capable of serving all areas in Colorado's Front Range.

ruling year

2001

Chairman since 2012

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Mr. Mark Perlstein

Executive Director since 2011

Self-reported

Mr. Richard Liner

Keywords

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technology education K-12 underserved underprivileged cisco

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Also Known As

KIDSTEK

EIN

31-1727591

 Number

7471662870

Physical Address

8000 E. Prentice Ave. Suite A-1

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

After-School Technology Enrichment

KidsTek meets during after school hours 2 to 3 days per week for 1-2 hours each day. When school lets out, students have a snack and then go to the computer lab where they receive face time in front of computers and high quality instruction. The programs are Project-based learning activities, with each project lasting approx. two weeks. KidsTek goes throughout the school year with programs beginning in August and ending in June. On average, students receive 96 hours of instruction throughout the school year at a cost of approximately $500 per student.

Elementary students learn technology is a fun and exciting through projects that incorporate basic computer skills. Middle school students learn workplace applications such as the Microsoft Office suite and Internet research skills. Students strengthen computer skills through exploration with technology themes such as music, art, programming, robotics, conceptual design (e.g. Google SketchUp) and video.

Category

Afterschool Enrichment

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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None

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 2

In-School Cisco Certification Track

KidsTek is a certified Cisco Training Academy, and provides an in-school program for high-school students to learn about the basics of computer operation and the networking technologies provided by Cisco. The courses are also dual-enrolled with the Community College system, so the students receive credit towards an associates degree as the work their way through high school.
In addition to our regular computer curriculum, the KidsTek curriculum includes hand-on site visits such as field trips to Cisco, Viawest and Microsoft to see technology in action and expose them to possible jobs in their future. All KidsTek programs are free to students. KidsTek courses also include basic life skills training such as communication, teambuilding, respect and collaboration as part of every class.

Category

Education & Technology

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

KidsTek currently works with 20 schools in the Denver and Aurora Public School systems. We are capable of serving all areas in Colorado's Front Range.

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Colorado Technology Community Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Colorado Technology Community Foundation

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Chairman

Mr. Mark Perlstein

Executive Director

Mr. Richard Liner

BIO

Mark is President & CEO of Datavail, a national leader in database support and professional services. For more than two decades, Mark has been a leader in the IT services market and brings a wealth of growth-oriented and operating experience in the services business to Datavail. Prior to his CEO role at Datavail, Mark was President of CIBER's IT Outsourcing division. While there, Mark led CIBER's entry into the IT infrastructure outsourcing market and helped lead that division to a tripling of its revenues and becoming a major force in the ITO sector. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of AlphaNet Solutions, a regional IT services provider traded on NASDAQ and located in the NYC/NJ area. Mark helped lead the way for CIBER's acquisition of AlphaNet in 2003.

Earlier in his career, Mark held various positions in the IT services sector, including serving as President of Aztec Technology Partners' $175 million New England-based business unit. His background also includes starting up, and then selling, a consulting and services firm that focused on the implementation and support of accounting and financial systems – a business he sold in 1995.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany where he received a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business administration. Mark also attended Hofstra University's MBA program from 1988 to 1990.

Mark is an active leader in the IT community and is committed to excellence in service delivery, customer satisfaction and team building inside Datavail.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mark Perlstein

DataVail

Term: July 2011 - June 2014

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