Wednesday, June 19, 2024

CenterPoint Energy Foundation presents $25K grant to Sci-Port

by BIZ Magazine

Sci-Port Discovery Center is pleased to announce the presentation of a $25,000 grant for regional admissions assistance through the generosity of the CenterPoint Energy Foundation.

Prior to receiving this grant, there was no means in place for schools outside of Caddo Parish to receive admissions assistance. With the CenterPoint Energy grant, representatives from schools located in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Webster, Lincoln, Bienville and Claiborne parish residents can now apply for admissions assistance.

According to Northwest LaSTEM Innovation Center Director and Sci-Port Grants Manager Dr. Heather Kleiner, “This generous donation from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation represents the perfect example of partnerships specifically designed to enhance educational opportunities through diversity and inclusion. Approximately 2,500 students throughout the seven-parish area will be served with these funds.”

CenterPoint Energy has been a long-time supporter of Sci-Port Discovery Center and has increased its support upon the Center’s re-opening in 2018. On October 4 at 10 a.m., CenterPoint Energy representatives Sam Walters, District Director and Theresa Sauls, Community Relations Lead Specialist, presented the $25,000 check to Sci-Port Discovery Center’s Executive Director, Dianne Clark. “This check represents all of the positives that result when community partners trust Sci-Port Discovery Center to provide educational opportunities for our children,” said Clark.

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