SOURCE: Stanbridge College
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers diploma programs and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology, has become a charter member of a national program that enlists leading academic institutions to work with NPower's Community Corps to provide pro bono IT support to nonprofits and schools. NPower is a national nonprofit providing IT services to other nonprofits and training to young adults across the country.
The partnership with The Community Corps program will enable students in IT programs at Stanbridge College to work directly with IT professionals to support nonprofits with IT support and services. Students will be able to use their skills to benefit the Orange County community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured learning environment.
"We're delighted that Stanbridge students and faculty are supporting NPower's mission to close the IT gap for nonprofits," said NPower CEO Stephanie Cuskley. "This will be a real benefit to the nonprofits of Orange County as well as the Stanbridge students who participate."
"Stanbridge College is pleased to be the first academic partner of NPower's Community Corps on the West Coast," stated Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. "This partnership will provide our students with valuable experience in IT support. NPower's program will also allow our students to assist many worthy nonprofit organizations with their in-house IT operation needs."
The recent partnership is a part of the college's REACH - Beyond the Classroom™ Service Learning and Civic Engagement Initiative. Through REACH, Stanbridge College encourages students to volunteer their time and skills to aid local and global nonprofit organizations and their causes.
NPower is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in New York that provides IT services to other nonprofits and training to young adults across the country. It is dedicated to connecting nonprofits to the best and most affordable IT through a range of managed service, consulting and skilled IT volunteer programs, while also providing IT training to young adults. The Community Corps (TCC) matches pro bono IT and business experts to nonprofits and schools providing them with critical IT support. For more information, visit http://www.npower.org.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 800 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers diploma programs and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.