In December, the Washington DC – Baltimore (WDCB) chapter received a $500 community grant from IBM. The grant was awarded as part of the IBM Community Grants program, which provides grants to not-for-profit organizations where an IBM employee or retiree regularly volunteers.
The program is part of IBM's efforts to provide employee expertise and innovative technology to the broader community. It's also a way to encourage employees to volunteer in organizations that serve their community. IBM employee and Chapter President, Charlotte Glenn, applied for the grant.
The chapter plans to use the grant to host an event that encourages students in technical communication and promotes technical communication as a career. Look for an upcoming event that gives students an opportunity to network with seasoned technical communicators in the greater DC-Metro Baltimore area.