Morgan Hill, August 24, 2022 – With over 125,000 kids living below the federal poverty line in the Bay Area, supporting local organizations is a necessity. Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley aims to help close the opportunity gap to achieve greater economic, political, and social equality among under-resourced youth and the communities in which they live. It is with this critical mission in mind that the Club was honored to accept a generous $100,000 donation from Silicon Valley tech employer ServiceNow and the creation of new state-of-the-art technology room for low-income, high-risk youth in Morgan Hill. The culmination of this partnership came with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating its completion.
“ServiceNow is committed to helping close the digital divide. One way we can have an impact is to focus on creating new opportunities for our youth.” said Chris Rogers, Head of DEI for Engineer at ServiceNow, “We are excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club in Morgan Hill in creating a safe place for children with free access to technology. With 98 percent of youth served at the club from lower-income families, this is an incredibly important investment to support them on their learning journey”.
The new space brings together the positive environment of the Club and innovative technology to promote education and key technical skill development in youth. The brand-new ServiceNow technology lab will be utilized to further help pursue the objective of building and inspiring future leaders in technology. Club members will be able to engage in a range of activities in the new lab, which sports high powered laptops, televisions, and even a 3-D printer. Guests of the event, including current Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former Mayor Steve Tate, members from the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, Club leadership, and ServiceNow executives spoke to the crowd about their excitement and thankfulness for this incredible collaboration. Following the check presentation and ribbon cutting, guests were able to enjoy refreshments and engage with members directly, who were eager to display the many talents they’d cultivated at the Club. Club youth shared their passions at dedicated stations featuring live painting, chess games, and a Lego robotics demonstration.
“It is a huge honor for us to have this amazing innovation economy employer, ServiceNow, here to partner with us at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley and the city of Morgan Hill to celebrate the grand opening of our technology lab.” said Steve Wymer, BGCSV President & CEO. “This is an amazing opportunity for our tech sector, our municipal elected officials who are here to support us, and the Club to collaborate together to make our community better. On behalf of hundreds of kids in Morgan Hill who will now have access to a state-of-the-art technology room, we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the wonderful team at ServiceNow. With this generous support, they are truly playing a critical role in youth achieving their full potential. We’re all just incredibly grateful, and look forward to serving kids with this technology for years to come.”
Photos from the event can be found at www.flickr.com/bgclubsv
About Boys & Girls Clubs: Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley has been at the forefront of youth development in Santa Clara County for over 75 years, providing innovative and effective afterschool and summer enrichment programs primarily for low income, at-risk Santa Clara County youth ages 5-18 years. Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. To learn more about our programs and opportunities, visit www.bgclub.org or join our online community on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @BGClubSV.
About ServiceNow: ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) makes the world work better for everyone. Our cloud-based platform and solutions help digitize and unify organizations so that they can find smarter, faster, better ways to make work flow – so employees and customers can be more connected, more innovative, and more agile, and we can all create the future we imagine. The world works with ServiceNow™. For more information, visit: www.servicenow.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley – Erycah Taylor – 510-673-5589 – [email protected]
ServiceNow – Chris Rogers – 205-957-9630 [email protected]