M Corp donated a dozen laptops last month to the Sacramento State University Guardian Scholars Program, an on-campus effort to help former foster youth deal with everything from finding housing to paying for school.
The donation of the Acer laptops and M Corp backpacks to students grabbed media attention, including KCRA, Fox 40 and The Sacramento Bee.
M Corp partner Alex Castro talked with the students and applauded their commitment and to education and hard work during the two-hour event at Sacramento State University on Aug. 24.
Many of the students were borrowing laptops from family members or friends or relying on outdated computers. Company employee Thuy Truong, a Sac State senior studying psychology, was among the laptop recipients.
Alex became aware of the Guardian Scholars Program in late 2011. The company hired Thuy and wanted to find a way to help the program – and former foster youth.