Carson City school foundation adapting to COVID-19 needs

The Carson City Schools Foundation considers itself a small conduit of information, but its volunteers are keen on funneling resources in powerful ways that will help the local school district.

Foundation President Steve Reynolds, secretary/treasurer Casey Gilles and board member Keith Squires, along with five others, are focusing on efforts to support the Carson City School District’s staff and students financially in ways its sites might be limited to doing on their own. The foundation also is open to adapting to scholarship requests that have happened in recent months with COVID-19 and new needs in the classroom that have arisen for district staff members.

“Our mission is that we want to secure funding for schools,” Reynolds explained at the Aug. 25 school board meeting. “We want to support projects beyond schools funded by district and work with the community.”

During the foundation’s presentation on Aug. 25, Reynolds, Gilles and Squires

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Skills training means access to tech careers. Amid COVID-19, how are workforce dev programs adapting?

When he was 8 years old, Myles Young enjoyed taking apart his mother’s computer. Over time he’s continued to experiment and learn more about what makes them work.

When applying to join the next cohort of IT training nonprofit Tech Impact, “I told the interviewers that I wanted to be with likeminded individuals to get different ideas,” he said. “It’s always been me trying to figure out what I wanted. I want to poke other people’s minds that have the same interest as me and get what their experience is like.”

While he’s work with tech professionally before, Young hopes to receive more hands-on training at Tech Impact relative to working with computer hardware, as well as building new relationships with his peers.

Of course, he’ll also be navigating that training — and then hopefully applying that training to a career — virtually.

As we continue to navigate this

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