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HAPS receives technology grant

By Submitted, 12/12/18 10:51 AM

Georgia-Pacific Co. – Hope Human Resources Director Patricia Dinkle, left and GP-Hope Charitable Contributions Coordinator Andrea Hale, second left, present a grant of $6,000 to Hope Academy of Public Service student representatives Aubrey Hart, Kennedy Phillips, Alex Hernandez, Preston Newton and Arrington Turner as HAPS Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke looks on. The grant will fund technology and other programs at HAPS.

HOPE – Officials from the Hope facility of Georgia-Pacific presented the Hope Academy of Public Service with a grant of $6,000 Nov. 10 as part of an on-going educational technology initiative of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation.
Andrea Hale, GP-Hope charitable contributions coordinator, and Patricia Dinkle, GP-Hope human resources director, made the presentation to HAPS Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke and representative HAPS students Arrington Turner, Alex Hernandez, Preston Newton, Kennedy Phillips, and Aubrey Hart.
“All of the students at HAPS are so appreciative of the support GP provides our campus,” Dr. Duke said. “These funds support various programs and projects for our students including EAST, robotics, archery, arts infusion, and innovative instruction to support teaching and learning of all of our students.”
GP said in a statement that the initiative is part of the GP culture.
“Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for business,” a company statement explained. “The purpose of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the communities where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work.”
Public schools (K-12) is the top designation for “core community contributions” through the program, which focuses upon education, environment, enrichment, and entrepreneurship in its awards.
“Georgia-Pacific leverages these four key areas to impact communities,” the company statement said.
Hope Schools Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hart recognized the on-going support of GP in the HPSD and the greater Hope community.
“We are extremely thankful for Georgia-Pacific’s partnership with HPS,” Dr. Hart said. “GP has been a terrific leader in our community, and our partnership with them continues to be a source of pride for our system. We know that we are training the workforce of the future, and GP is instrumental in assisting us in this work.”