Altice USA and Optimum Announce Additional $1 Million Commitment to Fund Thousands of Classroom Projects Across the Country
On December 2nd, 2022, Altice USA and Optimum announced an additional commitment of $1 million through its partnership with national education nonprofit DonorsChoose to distribute funds to classroom projects in local schools across Optimum’s 21-state footprint throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
With this announcement, the company’s to-date commitment and contribution towards DonorsChoose classroom projects jumps to $2.8 million since the partnership was first announced in 2020.
This marks the third consecutive year that Altice USA is partnering with DonorsChoose to fund projects in local classrooms to bring much needed educational tools, technologies, and resources to public school teachers and students in communities across Optimum’s service area. To date, the company has funded more than 6,000 projects in over 4,000 schools across the country with a focus on STEM-based projects, furthering Altice USA’s mission to support and empower the next generation of innovators and creators.
Employees of Altice USA were able to distribute the funds across DonorsChoose projects during the holiday season through the end of 2022.
“At Altice USA and Optimum, we understand that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, so it is critical that we ensure they have access to the technologies and experiences to support their education, growth, and future success,” said Lee Schroeder, Executive Vice President, Government and Community Affairs. “We are proud that our partnership with DonorsChoose enables us to support the commitment and creativity of public school teachers who are creating lasting experiences and lessons for their students that bring learning to life in meaningful ways.”
“As we enter the middle of the fall season, teachers are thinking about resources to last students through the end of the school year, and thanks to Altice USA and Optimum, these educators are now getting an extra boost,” said Alix Guerrier, CEO of DonorsChoose. “Teachers want to share with their students a love for learning through enriching classroom experiences, and because of this partnership, they will now have the tools at hand to make that a reality.”