Youth Development

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

  • College Park, MD
  • http://www.betf.org

Mission Statement

BDPA advances the careers of African Americans in the information technology industry from the 'classroom to the boardroom'. BETF provides major financial support for BDPA's education and technology programs.

Main Programs

  1. Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) Initiative
Service Areas

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National

Our focus is on the United States.

ruling year

1993

Executive Director since 2006

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Mr. Wayne Hicks

Keywords

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African American, Black, Technology, Education, Workforce Development, Endowment, Scholarship, BDPA

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Also Known As

BETF

EIN

52-1806848

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) Initiative

Our major program is the Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) Initiative. SITES is designed to introduce K-12 students of African Descent and underserved communities to the field of Information Technology through training, encourage them to seek higher levels of education by providing incentives through scholarships, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals. There are several programs established to meet these objectives: 1. Youth Computer Training 2. High School Computer Competition, Regional Competition, National Competition 3. Youth Technology Conference 4. BDPA IT Corps With these programs, we expose our youth to Information Technology at a young age and give them the skills to compete and succeed in a college environment or technical workforce. In addition, we encourage them to pursue a college education and provide support for the endeavor. We also help them in the transition from college to the work force via our College Student/Young Professional programs (not included in this business plan).

Category

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Budget

Service Areas

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National

Our focus is on the United States.

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Funding Needs

1. Program: Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) - raising money on a nationwide basis for 46 local BDPA chapters.

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BDPA EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

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Executive Director

Mr. Wayne Hicks

BIO

R. Wayne Hicks is the executive director for the BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (www.betf.org), the non-profit fundraising arm for a national IT association. Wayne served as BETF executive director in 1992-1993 and 2006-present.

Wayne has been active leader in BDPA since he joined in 1988. He served in virtually every leadership position on both the local and national level. He is a 3-time winner of the 'BDPA Presidents Award'. BDPA Cincinnati chapter it won 'Comeback Chapter of the Year' and 'Most Improved Chapter' awards the year after Wayne took over as its president. BDPA Cincinnati chapter subsequently earned recognition for national excellence in community service, membership and professional service. BDPA Cincinnati became a national powerhouse under his leadership … winning 'Chapter of the Year' or 'Chapter of the Year Runner-Up' honors in eight of the past 11 years.

Wayne served as national BDPA president-elect (2002-2003) and national BDPA president (2004-2005). National BDPA experienced record growth in terms of membership and corporate sponsorship during those years.

Wayne accepted the challenge of growing the impact of BETF as their executive director. Under his guidance, the Foundation increased the number and amount of scholarships, donations and chapter grants in each of the past three years. Currently, he is working with a dynamic Board of Directors to implement a $5 million BETF Endowment Fund.

Wayne received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside. He is a past member of the federal government Senior Executive Service. The Business Courier recognized him as one of the “Forty-Under-40" leaders in Cincinnati and he was a finalist for the Applause Magazine ImageMaker Award for his work in the technology arena. Currently, he owns his own consulting business focused on both leadership transformation and online marketing.

Wayne has been a frequent workshop presenter at regional & national training seminars discussing topics such as, "Vanishing Black Male," "Dealing with Office Politics," "Bridging the Digital Divide," and "Strategies for Success."

Wayne is a single parent with three children.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Earl Pace Jr.

Pace Data Systems

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