As part of Capital One’s ongoing efforts to help students develop a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Capital One hosted a closing event for the Capital One C1 Coders program. For the past 10 weeks, 1,000 middle school students across the country have been learning about software engineering alongside Capital One associates, with the final project of developing their own unique apps. At the graduation event, students demoed apps they created during the 10-week curriculum. Mayim Bialik, actress and neuroscientist, addressed the crowd by talking about her personal experience of discovering a passion for science and the importance of STEM.
Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA today announced that its Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) will receive a $1 million grant from Capital One, the program’s Founding Social Impact Partner. The grant, part of Capital One’s dedication to supporting veterans and military families, will be allocated in two $500,000 increments over the next two years that will enable the VSN to provide comprehensive employment coaching and placement for thousands of veterans and their families and become a self-sustaining program by the end of 2017.