Microsoft Corporation Donates $250,000 in Software to AHRC New York City

Microsoft Corporation has made a donation of approximately $250,000 in software to AHRC New York City as a result of an application submitted by the AHRC New York City Foundation.

This was the maximum grant available in 2013. Last year AHRC received a $500,000 software donation, the maximum available in 2012.

The new grant includes 175 SharePoint licenses, which will enable AHRC staff members to share resources and ideas in real time.  Most of the SharePoint licenses are for the use of AHRC’s “cross-functional” staff teams.  The teams work in five areas:  teaching people with autism, compliance with government regulations, human rights, assistive technology and mental health and hygiene.  Each team comprises representatives of multiple departments.

The grant also includes 254 Office Professional Plus licenses, of which 175 will be paired with the SharePoint licenses.  The remaining 79 will be used in the computer labs at AHRC Middle/High School, Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School and AHRC’s Employment and Business Services to teach skills needed for academic and employment success.