Minneapolis, 2 August 2019: CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has chosen Project SYNCERE, a local youth charity in Chicago, as its GBTA Convention philanthropic partner this year.
CWT is hosting a competition on August 6, at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, with a select number of Project SYNCERE students, who will create fun, interactive stations reflecting innovation in the travel industry. Guests at the event, including leaders from CWT and Project SYNCERE, will get to experience the entries and recognize the winners on stage.
“Over the years, CWT has supported a number of non-profit organizations with their work in the business travel sector,” said Marcelo Camara, CWT’s demand marketing vice president, Americas. “With Project SYNCERE, CWT is combining the GBTA Convention’s location with a local charity whose mission closely aligns with who we are as a company and reflects our commitment to cutting-edge technology. Project SYNCERE speaks to us because they are helping to train the next generation of science and technology innovators.”
Now on its 10th year, Project SYNCERE supports Chicago’s underrepresented and disadvantaged youths in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The organization has served more than 18,000 students since launching in 2009, in partnership with some 50 schools, and enjoys a 100% graduation rate among all Project SYNCERE high school seniors.
“We started Project SYNCERE to help provide opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields gain the early exposure they need for success. We are now building the necessary pipeline of diverse engineers and innovators that will help shape the world in which we live,” said Jason Colman, co-founder and executive director, Project SYNCERE. “We are excited about our partnership with CWT to help support and promote our mission of creating a more diverse pipeline of engineering and tech talent. We thank them for selecting our organization as their local partner and look forward to working together to have a collective impact on the community.”
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.
About Project SYNCERE
Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is the dream of three African-American men who, at an early age, learned the power of education and technology. Not satisfied with the amount of diversification in their fields of engineering and financial management, they decided to leave corporate America to start an organization that encourages students to embrace the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
Project SYNCERE is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, which provides STEM programming to youth in underserved communities. The mission of Project SYNCERE is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in STEM. Project SYNCERE provides a curriculum that integrates STEM through the use of project-based learning.
In 2009, Project SYNCERE was officially launched and has since been able to serve more than 18,000 students throughout the nation. Project SYNCERE works directly with school districts as well as local universities and community organizations to deliver its engineering-focused programs. Through our vast partnerships we are able to impact students during the school day and during out-of-school time. Our innovative problem-based curriculum has been inspirational in changing the way science and math is taught in a number of schools. Through our hands-on approach to educating students, we have been able to create a spark for them and show them that science and math are fun, cool, and rewarding. The program has helped to raise students’ grades and increase their interest in STEM fields.