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Cox Charities has awarded more than $65,000 in “Innovation in Education” grants to 23 schools throughout Cox Communications’ Orange County, Calif. service area to fund innovative programs from students in grades K-12. The annual grant program invited applications from educators at eligible schools for projects that provide creative, technology-based curriculum and enhance the traditional classroom experience by supporting one of the following areas:
“The Innovation in Education program is part of Cox's long-standing commitment to education. It provides us the opportunity to bring innovative technology into the classroom," said Chanelle Hawken, Vice President of Public Affairs for Cox Communications California. "Students are introduced to new technology to better prepare them for the future, which is exciting."
Cox Charities is a philanthropic arm of Cox Communications that is funded through employee donations which are matched by the company. A volunteer employee board oversees the foundation’s programs such as Innovation in Education grants.
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.