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1 February 2010

Local Students need Your Help

City Charter High School recently lost their mentor for their FIRST

team, and are looking for someone to help them with design.  They must

ship in 24 days!  City Charter is Title 1 and most students are living

below the poverty level.  They tell me that even if you cannot make a

multi-visit commitment, having someone with design expertise give them

some guidance would be extremely beneficial.

If you are interested, please contact Debbie Domingues-Murphy (see below).

Thanks,

Reid

PS If you end up helping them, please let me know so that your

generosity can be recognized!

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City Charter High School (www.cityhigh.org) is a downtown charter school

with a FIRST robotics team.  We are looking for mentors to assist in the

design of our robot.  We currently have mentors with programming experience,

but lack engineering expertise.  Information about this year's challenge can

be found at www.usfirst.org.  We meet Mon-Fri, 2:30 to 5:00 at our school,

717 Liberty Avenue, 9th Floor, Pittsburgh.  We must ship by February 23.

Even if you can't make a long term commitment, a consultation and some

guidance would be greatly appreciated.

If you need more information, please let me know.

Thank you,

Debbie

Debbie Domingues-Murphy, M.S.Ed.

City Charter High School

717 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15222

domingues-murphy@cityhigh.org

412-690-2489

FIRST-  http://www.usfirst.org/

Vision

"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."

Dean Kamen, Founder

Mission

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

 Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate  for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Jim Reid

jreid@monvalleyinitiative.com

412.464.4000 x4034

SouthWestern PA Re-Entry Coalition Coordinator

Mon Valley Initiative

www.monvalleyinitiative.com

303/305 East Eighth Ave

Homestead, PA 15120-1517

Fax: 412.464.1750

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