Access to higher education and professional training often provide life-changing opportunities for individuals, their families, and our collective future. We focus on impactful partnerships with local universities and organizations to provide scholarships and training/mentoring for aspiring students from underserved communities. Our scholarship recipients include veterans, military, caregivers of wounded warriors, and victims of human trafficking, among others.
SCHOLARSHIPS – University of Maryland, Global Campus
TISTA has partnered with University of Maryland, Global Campus for the 2nd consecutive year in sponsoring a Pillars of Strength scholarship.
This program provides a 4-year degree scholarship with the University for a caregiver of a wounded warrior. We understand caregivers of our warriors are often balancing many aspects of recovery. Supporting the education of caregivers, which can lead to career and financial stability, is an important ingredient to the long-term care and success of our wounded warriors and their loved ones. TISTA is forever grateful for our military, veterans, and their families in the sacrifices and commitment they make for our beloved country. We are honored to contribute to this impactful program.
SCHOLARSHIPS – University of Texas at Austin
TISTA has partnered with University of Texas at Austin for the 2nd consecutive year in sponsoring multiple scholarships for veteran and military students in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We are proud of our connection with the Office of Student Veterans Affairs at UT Austin and the support to these students who have served in our Nation’s military.
TISTA is also supporting their ‘Women in Computer Science (WiCS)’ program, along with their other Diversity programs. We believe in equity, equality, and inclusion and are proud to support these programs as we collaborate with the University by participating in Hack-a-thons, tech-shares, and other events. At TISTA, we strive to make a difference in our communities and in our industry.
TRAINING & MENTORING
Per Scholas is an organization that has a mission to open doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. TISTA collaborates with Per Scholas to provide workshops (3-4 times per year) where our Associates volunteer to share their experience, knowledge and advice to individuals seeking a career in Information Technology. The workshops cover a variety of topics including how to develop as an aspiring IT professional, learning from challenges and obstacles, the many IT services and careers to consider, as well as resume & interview tips. This year, TISTA has expanded our partnership to offer mentoring opportunities and a resume building workshop with our Talent Acquisition team.
TISTA promotes digital inclusion by donating corporate computing devices to those in need. Personal technology, such as laptops, is essential for many communities to access direct services, search for employment, and continue education. Recipients include survivors of human trafficking, veterans, and students.
HOUSING & EDUCATION
Housing is critical for human trafficking survivors who are in transition to rebuild their lives. We work with University of Maryland SAFE Center’s “Housing + Education” program, to provide rental assistance for survivors to enable safe housing, employment, and educational pursuits.
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