Program Name: E^2 + V (Engineering, Exposure and Violence Prevention)
Award Amount: $18,333.33
Program Description: The William Tipper Thomas, Inc. conducts STEM programming, resume writing and violence prevention programming to communities of need in hopes of creating generational change. The Foundation has personal stories of being survivors of violence and/or witnessing loved ones taken away by violence that has led us to our career paths as engineers for the Department of Defense. The Foundation believes through STEM programming, personal testimonies coupled with de-escalation tactics and mentorship, it can prevent violence by keeping youth engaged in long- and short-term STEM projects.