A STEM classroom at Atlanta Public Schools' Hollis Innovation Academy.
Photo: Upenda Dubose, courtesy of Hollis Innovation Academy
Photo: Upenda Dubose, courtesy of Hollis Innovation Academy

Atlanta tech company gives $1M for STEM education at APS school

An Atlanta-based technology company will donate $1 million to support science, technology, engineering and math education at Hollis Innovation Academy.

NCR Corp. will give the money over the next five years, according to an announcement by the Westside Future Fund, an initiative that aims to generate investments in the Atlanta neighborhoods of  Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, English Avenue and Vine City. The Westside Future Fund has pledged to raised $16.4 million to support education, health care, safety, and provide for “quality mixed-income” neighborhoods. 

The latest donation, to be celebrated during a Wednesday open house at Hollis, will fund the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade academy’s STEM curriculum through a partnership with Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing and the Horizons program. 

"I am completely overjoyed by this gift from NCR Corporation,” said Hollis principal Diamond Jack, in a written statement. “The impact of such a significant investment in our school and in our students is monumental.”

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