September 8, 2016
Lansing, Michigan – Dewpoint, a Lansing-based information technology solutions provider, is celebrating 20 successful years in business, and paying it forward by gifting ITEC’s 2020 Girls Clubs with a $10,000 donation.
2020 Girls helps Lansing-area girls ages 9-13 explore studies and careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math.) The girls enroll in robotics, game design, and programming courses so they can learn new concepts, hone existing skills and put their theoretical knowledge into immediate practice. The $10,000 gift will support the program, which promotes self-confidence and relationship building with mentors who have careers in technology. Dewpoint’s President and CEO, Ken Theis, first connected with the 2020 Girls program through ITEC’s 2020 Girls Giving Society. Theis understands the importance of ITEC’s mission to expose students to STEM careers early on.
“By investing in local students and engaging them in the sciences, we hope to light a spark, retain talent right here in mid-Michigan and help grow the local economy,” Theis said.
2020 Girls is currently held at Wexford Montessori Academy, Lansing Eastern High School and the Foster Community Center, with plans to begin programs at Pattengill Middle Years and Lewton Global Studies/ Spanish Immersion Magnet School. These programs are partially supported by the 2020 Girls Giving Society, a group of area professionals and community leaders who provide funding to sustain and grow the 2020 Girls programs. Director Kirk Riley expressed his appreciation for Dewpoint’s support, which will empower girls in Lansing to participate in a full year of 2020 Girls. “We are thrilled to have Dewpoint as a partner in engaging at-risk girls in after-school technology learning. Together, we will bring opportunity to area students and combat the shortage of qualified girls and women in the computing sector in Lansing.”
Headquartered in the Knapp’s Centre in downtown Lansing, Dewpoint was founded in 1996, by eight entrepreneurs who started a services and hardware reseller company.
Dewpoint’s early success came from having talent with a breadth and depth of technical knowledge to configure, install and evaluate technical environments to provide its clients with the best solutions.
Today, Dewpoint employs more than 240 people (60 of whom have been hired since Jan. 1) and has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit and the Best Company Group as one of the “Cool Places to Work In Michigan.”
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Lansing, Dewpoint has a long success record of helping to develop short- or long-term strategic technology plans to maximize current resources and better position organizations across numerous industries for the future. Its professional services focus on strategic assessments, portfolio, program and project management, managed services, infrastructure optimization and applications development and maintenance. As data center experts, Dewpoint also architects and supports its clients’ strategic initiatives such as data backup and recovery, data storage, virtualized environments, database services, performance improvement and overall architectural design and implementation. Dewpoint supports clients in the Midwest and across the country. Additional information is available at dewpoint.com.