Citywise Education today announced that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Salesforce Foundation to help accelerate its mission. These funds will be used to advance its growing Mathematics and Science education programmes among young people living in the west Tallaght area of Dublin.

Citywise has been providing educational support to young people in Jobstown for the past 21 years, and has had support from Salesforce volunteers for over half that time.

John Keogh, Citywise Education Manager, welcomed the grant award, saying “The partnership with the Salesforce Foundation over the years has been really fruitful with hundreds of local children benefiting from the ongoing transfer of skills and learning by Salesforce volunteers. This grant will help our STEM programmes enormously.”

This month, Salesforce announced that it has reached 1 million employee volunteer hours since the company’s inception in 1999. To celebrate this milestone, the Salesforce Foundation awarded ten $100,000 grants to nonprofits around the world, totaling $1 million. The recipients were selected by Salesforce employees, who voted for their favourite non-profits. The company also recently celebrated its 15th birthday in Ireland. To mark the occasion, employees of Salesforce in Dublin are donating 1,500 volunteer hours to local charities and community initiatives.

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