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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. 

Like many workers on the Gulf Coast, Aderia was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Spring 2010.  As a result of the disaster, she was laid off from her job. Fortunately, Aderia learned of the TeachUp! Program and their partnership with the…

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Article by Elaine Stevens

TeachUp! Intern Kenneth Taylor recently shared information with a classroom of enthusiastic participants at IRD (International Relief & 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. Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and losing his job, Kenneth joined the TeachUp! Program and became immersed in professional and workforce…

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Kiln, MS - Article by Justin Sellers

Mississippi Gulf Coast TeachUp! Interns received valuable knowledge Wednesday when Digital Opportunity Trust staff members hosted a training on Joomla in Hancock County.

Joomla is an open source content management system that allows users to easily build websites. According to DOT Technology Support Intern Specialist Ben Daniels, Joomla is "a new content management solution that Hancock Schools hope to use to give their online presence a face lift." He…

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Washington, D.C. - Setting a tone of confidence and excitement about the future of national service, Wendy Spencer began her tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday by outlining her goal of strengthening the impact of national service and volunteering in meeting critical community needs.
 
At an all hands meeting of agency staff, Spencer said her strategies for strengthening national service and volunteering include empowering others,…
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Article by Suzy Newing, TeachUp! Communications Intern

Every year on March 8th, countries from around the world celebrate International Women's Day. IWD aims to celebrate the economic, political and social achievement of women from disperse areas of the globe, and to connect organizations, NGOs, women's groups, charities and powerful women in a spirit of recognition for the successes women have made and continue to make in the world today.

On this day, countries mobilize together to hold…

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Gulfport, MS - February 29, 2012 - The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA TeachUp! Program's Hancock County Interns/AmeriCorps Members are working with Hope Haven Children's Services, a local nonprofit organization, to organize a walk and a day of fun that is open to all community members, with activities for people of all ages.

The event, in collaboration with Hope Haven, will be held at Hancock Medical Walking Track, at 149 Drinkwater Rd., Bay St Louis, MS, 39521 on Sunday, March 18, 2012…

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As reported by Everett Chinn, Delta Democrat Times

More than 50 Digital Opportunity Trust USA TeachUp! Interns and staff attended a presentation in Indianola, MS that highlighted the importance of technology to students. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-2) attended the event at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola. Students from across the Delta shared how important technology is to their education.

"Many people just do not realize how important technology is," said DOT USA…

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In a recent newsletter shared across 11 states, Chris Masingill, Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, salutes DOT USA's TeachUp! AmeriCorps Program.

When the Delta Regional Authority was signed into law eleven years ago, President Clinton and members of Congress saw a wrong and were motivated to make it right.  But it really began long before that.  You probably know that in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized the "Poor People's Campaign" to address issues of economic injustice, demanding economic aid to the poorest communities of the United States.  And every day, in every community…

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In December, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded a $10,000 grant to Digital Opportunity Trust USA, Inc. (DOT USA) to help serve 51 schools through its unique TeachUp! Technology Empowerment Program. This grant will allow the TeachUp! Program to impact more than 2,200 teachers with technology integration support, helping them to create technology-infused and engaging lessons for over 38,000 students in Desoto, Tate, Marshall, and Tallahatchie counties during the 2011-2012…

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Digital Opportunity Trust USA (DOT USA) has been awarded a $360,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to place 106 fulltime TeachUp! Technology Interns in 13 Mississippi Delta counties to deliver training in 21st century technology to students, teachers and adults of this distressed region.

Utilizing this $360,000 grant, DOT USA will recruit, train and deploy 106 tech-savvy Delta natives as TeachUp! Technology Interns in public schools and WIN Job Centers in 13 counties where they…

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