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The Foundation for Educational Development, Inc. (FEDI), a 501(c)(3), federal id 52-192-9345, was founded in 1993 to promote engineering, science, and technology to underrepresented men and women through professional and career development, educational programs, awards programs, and career placement opportunities.

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FEDI SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Professional Development

FEDI has developed programs designed to reach various levels of minorities and women. This commitment reaches pre-college and college-aged youth, as well as professionals and executives. FEDI has developed and sponsored a series of professional seminars, symposia, and workshops. Including:

Technology for Girls
Black Family Technology Awareness Summit
La Familia Technology Awareness Week
Native American Family Technology Journey
Sister to Sister: Life Transitions for Women of Color
Finding Information Technology Talent
Bridging the Gap: Equal Access
Technology's Inroads into Traditional Business

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

Each year since 1998 our public awareness campaigns carve out a week where certain underrepresented communities focus activities that addresses the Digital Divide. Events are held around the country that demonstrate how technology can provide numerous opportunities for these communities. This public awareness campaign focuses attention on technology through media campaigns, family educational programs, and local, community-based initiatives

The National Black Family Technology Awareness Week began February 1998. The week is focused on the importance of technology in everyday life, as well as the opportunities for the future. The week's activities across the country is designed to unite families, churches, civic organizations, and individuals.

La Familia Technology Week began October 2002, during Hispanic Heritage Month. La Familia Technology Week is designed to create an environment where children, parents, teachers, and community leaders can find ideas and programs to address the Digital Divide.

LEADERSHIP

Chairman of the Board
Tyrone Taborn

Board Members:
Ty Oliver Taborn
Grants

Jem Pagan
Corporate Executive

Hayward Henderson
Corporate Executive

Gwen Ferraro
IRS Agent (Ret)




 

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BEYA STEM Conference
WOC STEM Conference
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