CenturyLink to offer $1.4 million in Teachers and Technology grants

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recognizes the educational opportunities available through creative uses of technology. Therefore, on Oct. 1, the company opened the application process for The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology grant program.

Full-time and PreK-12 teachers in public, private and/or charter schools in CenturyLink local service areas in the U.S. are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

To apply, teachers should visit www.centurylink.com/teachersandtechnology. The deadline for applications is midnight (Eastern), Jan. 12, 2017.

The program, launched in 2008, has awarded more than $6 million in grants to bring technology to classrooms across the country. The Foundation will continue its commitment to schools by awarding $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through its 2016-2017 Teachers and Technology program.

Grant winners will be announced between April 1 – May 15, 2017. A list of the 2015-2016 winners can be found here.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

For more information, contact:
Molly Clemen, 612-381-5791,
Molly.Clemen@CenturyLink.com
Jonathan Blake, 612-370-0840
Jonathan.Blake@mnbp.com

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About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink strives to improve our customers’ lives by connecting them to the power of the digital world and enhance the communities we serve in a meaningful way. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

About The Minnesota Business Partnership
The Minnesota Business Partnership is composed of more than 110 chief executives of Minnesota’s largest employers. Together, MBP members employ approximately 1.9 million people worldwide, including 400,000 in Minnesota. Individually, MBP members contribute millions of dollars each year to Minnesota schools and education-related nonprofit organizations. In addition, members support a number of programs through the Minnesota Business Partnership Education Foundation.