Edu-Futuro featured on WAMU for Winning $50,000 IDB Bank Grant
to Expand our STEM robotics Program
Tonia and Carlos demonstrate what they have learned in Robotics Club
Edu-Futuro was one of five non-profit organizations whose work focuses on Latin American and Caribbean migrant communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to have been selected to receive a “Improving Lives” grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The IDB received 54 applications for grants, including 40 from the District of Columbia, 7 from Maryland, and 7 from Virginia.
Grant recipients will participate in the 2016 Improving Lives Hub, an event that will be held on September 15 at IDB's Washington headquarters, where they will be recognized for their innovative solutions and will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to IDB employees as potential volunteers.
For more than 18 years, the IDB has supported numerous non-profit organizations supporting the Latin American and Caribbean communities in the U.S. capital. This year, the development bank expanded the reach of its program to include neighboring Virginia and Maryland, reflecting the spread of migrant communities throughout the metropolitan area. The program also was adjusted to focus on programs that use innovative means to increase their impact on communities.