For Immediate Release
Lea Iaricci, LCSI
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LCSI RAISES CLOSE TO $1,500 FOR
EDUCATION AT THIS YEARS NECC
Montreal - July 31, 2006 - Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI)
raises nearly $1,500 through an exciting new program benefiting three
education-related foundations at the recent NECC Conference held in San
Diego, CA on July 4-7.
The goal of this exciting program was to raise both money for and
awareness of the issue of technology and learning and ensure that
students worldwide have access to all the necessary tools.
Prior to the conference LCSI selected three foundations that it wanted
to support for this exciting program. Like LCSI, all three foundations
selected- DonorsChoose, OpenWorld Learning and Virtue Foundation
-support educational initiatives that bring technology and students
together to develop creative and inventive learning opportunities.
In order to show their support of these foundations, LCSI decided to
donate $5 for each conference attendee that took part in a product
demonstration at the LCSI booth. Following the demonstration,
participants were asked to choose from one of the three organizations
and have a donation made on their behalf. They were then able to walk
away from LCSI's booth with a feeling of goodness about what they had
"I'd like to thank everyone that participated in our new fundraising
program," says Susan Einhorn, President of LCSI. "I am very proud of the
contribution that LCSI was able to make to these three foundations and I
am hoping that this is a program that other companies will embrace in
LCSI would like to challenge other companies to step forward and join
in this exciting new program.
About Logo Computer Systems Inc.
LCSI was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
LCSI develops and markets a line of award winning constructivist
educational products, including the critically acclaimed MicroWorlds
line of school products, Enriched Math, Journal Zone and the My Make
Believe family of early learning software. As an award-winning publisher
of software for K-12 schools, LCSI is active around the world in major
technology projects that are transforming education. For more
information visit www.lcsi.ca
DonorsChooseSM is a simple way to provide students in need with
resources that the public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web
site, teachers submit project proposals for materials (such as books,
software, etc.) or experiences their students need to learn. Donors get
to choose which project they'd like to fund. For more information visit
About OpenWorld Learning (OWL)
OWL offers an award-winning educational program in school computer labs
that would otherwise sit locked and empty during after-school and summer
hours. Over five years of work with children in Denver's Latino
community, OWL has designed a new educational model that turns school
computer labs into powerful learning communities. For more information
About Virtue Foundation - Katrina Education Initiative 2006
Virtue Foundation is undertaking an after-school laptop-based curriculum
project for underprivileged children in the Baton Rouge area,
particularly those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In
conjunction with the Media Lab at MIT, Virtue Foundation has developed
an innovative curriculum on a one-laptop-per-child model pioneered by
MIT Professor Seymour Papert and developed in collaboration with Profs.
Klopfer and Machover. For more information visit
NECC is annual technology conference presented by ISTE. It features
hands-on workshops, lecture-format and interactive concurrent sessions,
discussions with key industry leaders, and the largest educational
technology exhibit in the world. For more information visit
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MicroWorlds JRT, Enriched Math, Journal Zone, My Make Believe Castle,
and My Make Believe Treasure Isle are trademarks of Logo Computer
Systems Inc. Donors Choose is a service mark of DonorsChoose, Inc. For
more information about LCSI and its products, please click here for ways to contact LCSI.