Technology, Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship for Society (TIDES)



TIDES incorporates the elements of technology and design thinking into Parker’s existing program. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial attitudes must become engrained in our students’ learning process. To date, an anonymous founding family has committed $2M in seed funds to kick off this transformational initiative. They have encouraged us to raise an additional $5M in order to fully fund the program at $7M. 

At this time, we look to you as founders—individuals who value forward-thinking and transformational education. We invite your continued leadership and support of Parker and this special initiative.

The TIDES Fund will establish the following: [PDF]

I.  An endowed fund for TIDES establishes a permanent and sustainable place within our program for a truly innovative and adaptive curriculum as well as inspired faculty leadership. An endowed fund will provide integral resources for:

• New enhanced curriculum including coding classes and more
• The establishment of strategic partnerships to enrich curriculum
• Dedicated faculty positions
• Faculty professional development
• Ongoing support for technology resources

II.  Resources required to reinvent physical spaces within Parker:

• Consultation to re-evaluate our existing space
• Transformation of computer labs into innovation and creativity centers
• Re-imagination of the existing Library

For more information please contact Chief Advancement Officer, Gina Rodriguez.

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