USA News USADOT USA Executive Director, Nuria Arias, Serves as Co-Emcee for Friends of National Service Event<div><p>Washington DC - On February 11, 2013, Voices for National Service along with The Corps Network hosted an awards reception to recognize national and local leaders for their support of national service. Among the honorees were former President Bill Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten…</p></div>DOT USA NewsMon, 25 Feb 2013 17:17:41 +0000 Longmore Honoured as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 by Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship<div><p><strong>Ottawa, 15 February 2013</strong> - The Board of Directors of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is proud to announce that Janet Longmore, the founder, President and CEO of DOT, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. Longmore is the only Canadian among the 24 chosen from around the…</p></div>DOT USA NewsFri, 15 Feb 2013 16:19:45 +0000 on TeachUp! Alumni Aderia Davis: Employment Success<div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Aderia Davis is a native from Moss Point, MS. Aderia has a degree, but was unable to find employment upon graduating from college. She was working at a local retail store hoping to gain experience while searching for a job in her chosen field. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Like many workers on the Gulf Coast, Aderia was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Spring…</span></p></div>Ginny SimsTue, 29 Jan 2013 17:54:59 +0000 USA Honors Partners and Raises Program Awareness<div><p>OCEAN SPRINGS -- At a special luncheon Wednesday at Phoenicia restaurant, DOT USA's TeachUp! program honored people and affiliates who have shown a strong commitment to the program.</p> <p>The development director of DOT USA, said the program has been in operation for six years and has served almost every school district in the state's lower six…</p></div>Dorothy SpencerThu, 13 Dec 2012 14:36:37 +0000 USA Shares TeachUp! Program Showcase with Congressman Steven Palazzo<div><p>GULFPORT -- Nonprofit and education leaders presented for U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo on Friday highlights of an education program they hope will continue to receive federal funding.</p> <p>TeachUp! gives program interns new career paths, while putting them in classrooms or at nonprofit organizations where they teach digital skills to teachers, students…</p></div>DOT USA NewsTue, 13 Nov 2012 17:21:53 +0000! Program Highlighted During Presentation to AmeriCorps Director<div><p>During October, AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl visited the Mississippi State AmeriCorps Program to administer the oath of service to the 18<sup>th</sup> class of AmeriCorps Mississippi Program Members. During his visit, Basl visited the Gulf Coast and met with several key AmeriCorps Programs, including DOT USA's TeachUp! Program, which was selected as the…</p></div>DOT USA NewsTue, 13 Nov 2012 17:07:17 +0000 USA Recognized at Gulf Coast Businesswomen of Achievement Luncheon<div><p>During October, two of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA's staff leaders were honored as nominees of the Women of Achievement Award at a Biloxi Luncheon hosted by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women.</p> <p>Executive Director Nuria Arias was saluted as a finalist in the Nonprofit Category of the Gulf Coast Women of Achievement Awards for…</p></div>DOT USA NewsTue, 13 Nov 2012 17:00:59 +0000 USA Awarded $10,000 Grant from the CSpire Foundation<div><p>The CSpire Foundation of Ridgeland, Mississippi has awarded a $10,000 grant to Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA to support the work of five TeachUp! Interns serving in the North Panola School District, which has schools in Sardis, Como, and Crenshaw, Mississippi. This grant, together with DOT USA's AmeriCorps grant, will fund the TeachUp!…</p></div>DOT USA NewsWed, 24 Oct 2012 21:49:27 +0000 USA Visits Congressional Leaders to Share TeachUp!’s Impact on MS and LA Communities<div><p>DOT USA recently visited Mississippi and Louisiana Congressional leaders to educate them regarding the work that TeachUp! Interns are doing across their two states to assist schools and communities bridge the digital divide and prepare students and adults for a 21<sup>st</sup> century world of work.<br/> <br/> DOT USA staff held meetings with 10 Senators and…</p></div>DOT USA NewsWed, 24 Oct 2012 18:29:54 +0000! Interns Showcase their Skills for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors<div><p><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #333333;">Article by Elaine Stevens</span></p> <p>TeachUp! Intern Kenneth Taylor recently shared information with a classroom of enthusiastic participants at IRD (International Relief &amp; Development) in Gulfport, Mississippi. Thirty-six year old Kenneth Taylor comes from a place of knowing what his students are experiencing, because he used to be one of them.…</p></div>Ginny SimsMon, 15 Oct 2012 16:34:08 +0000