Supporting education is just one way Echo360 strives to help others. We’re not only focused on helping students learn and teachers teach, but also helping others who may need a helping hand outside the academic world through our various philanthropic efforts. Below are just a few of the programs we are proud to be affiliated with.
In just under five years, Echo360 has given away over $200,000 in funding through the Blended Learning Grants Program and aims to dramatically expand the program even further in the near future. This funding goes directly to fund client research across the globe on the broad impacts of blended learning on both teaching and learning. Their research findings are vital in helping to generate a greater awareness of the many benefits and are helping to shape innovative use cases and best practices in this rapidly evolving model.
Warrior to Cyber Warrior
The W2CW™ program aims to help those who’ve given so much to protect our country and our freedoms. Echo360 and LunarLine have joined forces to create a non-profit organization that provides career training linking America’s returning Veterans and Wounded Warriors to employers in need of qualified cyber security professionals.
Haiti Medical Missions
Echo360 collected critical funds and supplies to help send nurses representing client institution George Washington University on a medical mission to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. During the mission, the nursing team was able to provide much needed medical care and education to more than 700 people.
In 2011, an employee-initiated effort led Echo360 on a mission to help a hurting nation – Haiti. George Washington University, an Echo360 client institution with a satellite campus located down the street from our headquarters, was sending nursing faculty to aid in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.
In partnership with Project Medishare, GWU nursing faculty were ready to travel to Haiti to provide medical relief. But they were in need of funds and other essentials to support their mission.
Echo360 staff were moved to action when they heard that the only hospital in Port-au-Prince had collapsed, killing most of the medical staff and the students who would become the next generation of health care professionals in the country. Employees collected clothing, toys, and funds needed to support the nursing faculty’s mission.
Echo360 fundraising efforts offset the nurses’ travel expenses, with some of the funding delegated to the purchase of important medical supplies to be used during the mission.
During this single trip, the nurses were part of a team that provided much-needed care to over 700 people of all ages. Another part of their mission focused on education. In teaching Haitians basic health practices, the nurses provided an educational foundation that will be critical to the Haitian people as they recover and rebuild.
Due to the success of trip and the number of people they were able to assist, the GWU School of Nursing is now working with the Office of International Programs at GWU to extend this once-in-a-lifetime experience to students.