Funding Will Provide New Technology for Students
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (06 June 2014)—As part of its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, ISACA, a global association serving 115,000 information systems assurance, security and governance professionals, has donated US $5,000 to support the Pressley Ridge Career Development Center (CDC) to enable children with disabilities to have greater access to technology.
As parts of ISACA’s CSR program, the association’s 205 chapters around the world can apply for up to $5,000 in donations to a charity of their choice. ISACA’s Pittsburgh Chapter nominated Pressley Ridge for the donation.
Since 1832, Pressley Ridge has understood that all children can change and grow and that all families can use support; providing educational opportunities, foster care connections, residential options and community-based support. Its CDC provides intensive career, educational and therapeutic services to children with challenging behaviors, utilizing technology to improve outcomes and impact educational growth for students. With locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Portugal and Hungary, Pressley Ridge serves more than 5,400 children and families annually, most of them in Pennsylvania.
“We are truly honored to be a recipient of the ISACA’s corporate social responsibility program, helping Pressley Ridge not only meet, but exceed the technological needs of our Career Development Center,” said Eddie Yongo, chief development officer for Pressley Ridge. “Workforce curriculum focused on technology will ultimately help these students develop life skills and advance towards becoming independent, productive members of society. Thank you to the ISACA for making it possible!”
The CDC workstations include a full-service, fully functional simulation of an office space, with a computer lab outfitted with the most recent digital publishing and editing software. ISACA’s funding will provide specialized cameras for visual aids for lower-functioning students, a projector and iPads, which all interface with each other.
“The ISACA Pittsburgh Chapter board feels that Pressley Ridge’s Career Development Center has excellent programming and training to support children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Their training is focused on giving these children access and to and understanding of certain technologies that will help them to become assimilated into their communities and workforces,” said Dan Desko, ISACA Pittsburgh Chapter president. “We feel that the fundamentals learned through this program will be essential to the personal and professional growth of these children.”
For more information on ISACA and its CSR program, visit www.isaca.org/csr. For information on Pressley Ridge CDC, visit www.pressleyridge.org. Information on the Pittsburgh Chapter, is at www.isaca.org/chapters2/pittsburgh.
With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.
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