Today, we are excited to announce the official launch of APBLS (Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions) – also known as “Enable Alliance” as an official Non-Profit 501c3 who is focused on supporting the e-NABLE Community of Volunteers and the many e-NABLE Chapters, as well as addressing the everyday needs of individuals and communities – by building collaborative networks of those dedicated to humanitarian endeavors, project-based learning initiatives, boosting STEM based educational and technology access and helping to grow workforce skills!
ABPLS is dedicated to supporting underserved communities, with a focus on empowering women and other minorities with valuable skills and access to new technologies that will help them realize their full potential.
• EMPOWERMENT: To impart Knowledge, inspire individuals to enhance their education and careers and support strategic problem solving.
• COMMUNITY: To share ideas, help each other develop skills, promote teamwork and foster collaborative networking and innovation.
• MENTORSHIP:To provide outreach support, help others to develop knowledge and skills and offer peer coaching and recognitions of individual and organizational impact.
We have a lot of plans for the future, including creating curriculums, global research projects and an educational conference in 2018 and are looking forward to digging in and getting started on helping to create an organization that will help to grow the next generation of change makers!
We would like to thank our numerous allies and partners that have supported and helped grow the Enable Alliance and APBLS – either through mentorship, sharing of knowledge, connections and resources or through financial support as we launch!
Thank you to these individuals, companies, organizations and groups that have helped us along the way thus far:
Andrea Ippolito, MS – Veterans Administration Center for Innovation
Robert Payne – SUNY Polytechnic
Jim Zahnheiser – University of Maryland College Park
Unoma Okorafor, Ph.D. – WAAW Foundation
Nate Otto – Open Recognitions Alliance
Dan Callahan – Government Blockchain Association
Christy Clark Hair – Fishbowl Inventory Business Strategist
Sophie Kahn – Lady TechGuild
Immacule’e Ilibagzia – Team Hope, Refugee Outreach
Lee Butler – Distance Learning
Janet Sowden – IRB
Jen Owen – enablingthefuture.org
FIRST Team Rolling Thunder 1511 – FIRST Robotics team and e-NABLE Volunteers
If you would like more information on how you can help to support this project, please email Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org!