Awards & Publications
New York City Council and Speaker Quinn Honor MOUSE Board Members Luyen Chou and Michael Rockefeller (June 2012)
On June 6, 2012, the New York City Council and Speaker Christine Quinn's office issued City Council Proclamations honoring New York MOUSE Board of Directors members Luyen Chou and Michael Rockefeller.
Before resigning from the Board, Mr. Chou and Mr. Rockefeller were two of MOUSE’s longest-running Board members, each contributing to MOUSE’s growth and accomplishments for over a decade. Mr. Chou served on the Board for fourteen years (since 1998), most recently as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Governance Committee. Currently, he is Senior Vice President at SchoolNet, Inc., the market leader in data-driven decision making systems for schools and school districts. Mr. Rockefeller served on the Board for twelve years (since 2000), most recently as Secretary. Currently, he is Chief Executive Officer of Active Media, a multimedia advertising firm.
MOUSE would like to thank Mr. Chou and Mr. Rockefeller for their many years of outstanding leadership and vision, and congratulate them on this tremendous honor.
Marc Lesser, MOUSE Education Director, Recognized as NSBA "20 to Watch" Leader in Education Technology (March 2012)
Marc Lesser, Education Director, has been named one of the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) “20 to Watch” Leaders Advancing Education Technology for 2011-2012. The NSBA “20 to Watch” recognizes educators who are passionate about how technology can transform teaching and inspire others to use technology in creative, innovative ways to enhance learning. These honorees are leaders within the education technology community who will “help shape the world of education technology for the next 20 years.”
Since Marc joined the team at MOUSE four years ago, he has made a tremendous impact on our youth development programming. Marc engages and inspires students to be leaders, innovators, creators, makers and thinkers, and is recognized as a visionary leader within the ed tech community.
MOUSE's Collaboration in NYC Connected Learning Program Commended in Columbia University Journal (June 2011)
"New York Education Nonprofits Create Synergies for Success," an article in SIPA News, the semiannual journal published by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, highlighted MOUSE in its May edition. In this article Sarah Holloway, one of MOUSE's founders, discusses the unique opportunities that result from MOUSE's collaboration with several other nonprofits and government entities for the NYC Connected Learning Program.
This program, which is part of a national broadband access initiative, provides low-income students with the training and tools necessary to incorporate technology into their education. MOUSE Squads are being created at schools across New York City in order to support this initiative.
In the article Sarah Holloway highlights the fact that a collaboration, in which similar nonprofits that would normally have to compete for funding work together, is an extraordinarily effective way to create necessary reforms in the school system. Through this synergy, each of the nonprofits involved in technology education is able to better provide for the students.
Opportunity Knocks announced on January 27th, 2011 that MOUSE is a winner of the 4th Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected by Opportunity Knocks from nominations held October 12, 2010 through December 15, 2010 based on employee submissions of a brief essay on why they consider their organization a great place to work.
A total of fifteen winners were awarded based on three categories of operating budget size. Nominators could take into consideration factors that are important to them such as, quality of work/life balance, their organizations’ adherence to its mission, comradery of employees, unique benefits, training programs and career paths.
"The more time I spend at MOUSE the more convinced I become that this is the ideal place to work; an organization that efficiently and effectively fulfills its mission while supporting all staff in their quest to achieve personal and professional success,” stated Samantha Brody, MOUSE Operations Coordinator, in her submission for this very meaningful award.
MOUSE Squad Robert F. Wagner Secondary School for Arts Receives Proclamation from the City of New York From Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (December 2010)
On Monday December 13th, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined Principal Bruce Noble, faculty, parents, and MOUSE staff, to celebrate the valued technical support and leadership role the students play at Robert F. Wagner Secondary School for Arts.
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer applauded the technical expertise of these students and the valuable skills they learn through the MOUSE program. He presented them with a Proclamation and individual citations recognizing their being named MOUSE Squad of the Year 2010.
"Having such young bright minds gain hands-on technical experience is critical for the digital and technological era we live in," said Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. "MOUSE is a wonderful organization that helps provide a unique opportunity to use technology as a catalyst to motivate students to stay in school and cultivate the talent for the workforce of tomorrow."
MOUSE Featured in the Impact of Broadband on Education (December 2010)
“The Impact of Broadband on Education,” a study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, confirms the significant transformative potential of broadband technology to improve educational outcomes for students across the country.
The Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute (ACLP) of New York Law School prepared this study with the input of stakeholders in the field of education who provided their unique insight into the role broadband is playing in bolstering learning opportunities for students.
MOUSE is featured in this report as a unique approach for providing technical support in schools, a critical component of facilitating teachers to use technology in the classroom. This case study also highlights that MOUSE programs "broaden the learning and life opportunities of youth" and positively impact student attendance, performance and preparation for college.
MOUSE Profiled in National Educational Technology Plan (November 2010)
On Tuesday, November 9th, the US Department of Education released the National Educational Technology Plan 2010, "Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology." MOUSE is very pleased to be featured in this report as an organization empowering students to be valued technical resources in their schools.
According to US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, "This plan was prepared for the Office of Educational Technology by leading researchers and practitioners. It represents their best ideas about how we can bring forward our schools—making them centers of learning designed to close the gap between the technology-rich and exciting experiences that dominate students' lives outside of school while preparing them for success in today's competitive global marketplace.”
Secretary Duncan further states, "...in order for students to meet these new standards and for teachers and schools to reach higher levels of performance, they will need to be smart and strategic in how they use technology."
Read the description of Using Students as Technical Resources that highlights MOUSE as part of the National Educational Technology Plan (p. 60).
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Proclaims August 17th-19th as "MOUSE Technology Innovation Week" (August 2010)
At the 3rd Annual Summer Technology Academy held at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women, City Council Member Stephen Levin and Education Policy Analyst Margaret Kelley presented MOUSE with a proclamation on behalf of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
The Proclamation celebrated the partnership between Best Buy's Geek Squad and MOUSE, and officially declared August 17th-19th, 2010 as "MOUSE Technology Innovation Week." It also recognized MOUSE for its dedication to putting technology into the hands of underserved youth, while giving them the opportunity and tools to succeed in a technologically driven world.
MOUSE Reaches Finalist Round of the New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards (April 2010)
MOUSE is one of six nonprofit organizations to reach the Finalist Round of the 2010 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Recognizing that nonprofits play a critical role in enriching and improving the lives of people throughout the greater New York City area, the New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be presented to three New York City area nonprofit organizations for their excellence in organizational management. The awards recognize management excellence and encourage innovation among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community.
City Council Member James F. Gennaro awards Thomas A. Edison High School's MOUSE Squad with City Proclamation (October 2009)
On October 2nd, 2009, City Council Member, James F. Gennaro presented a city proclamation to Thomas A. Edison Career & Technology High School’s MOUSE Squad. The proclamation recognized the efforts of the MOUSE Squad in providing their school with technical support and for their “Printer Setup & Troubleshooting” video as their “Do-It-Yourself” submission.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presents City Proclamation to ACCESS High School's MOUSE Squad (June 2009)
On June 23rd, 2009, New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn gave a city proclamation to the Access MOUSE Squad to recognize them as 2009 “MOUSE Squad of the Year” and the “Do-It-Yourself” contest winners. The proclamation was presented during Access High School’s graduation ceremony.
MOUSE Featured in Service Desk Concepts and Skills Textbooks (March 2009)
MOUSE is highlighted in two college textbooks describing Service Desk concepts and skills written by Donna Knapp. Donna has over twenty-five years experience in the Information Technology industry and is a recognized expert in the areas of Service Desk and IT Service Management.
A Guide to Service Desk Concepts (Third Edition) discusses the different types of service desks that exist, how they are measured by the organizations they support, the varying roles and skills required within a typical service desk, and the processes and technologies commonly used to ensure the service desk is operating efficiently and effectively.
In this text, Donna highlights MOUSE as an innovative youth development organization preparing students to manage technical help desk in the schools, broadening students' learning and life opportunities, and providing hands-on experiences that build skills and the motivation to succeed.
A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional (Third Edition) explores the changing role of the service desk professional. Each chapter expands upon a particular skill required to provide effective customer support and provides proven techniques for implementing the concepts.
In the chapter entitled "Teams & Team Playing in a Service Desk Setting," Donna interviewed two high school seniors, Abdallah Shuaib and Edis Kandic from William Cullen Bryant High School in New York. Abdallah and Edis described the MOUSE Squad program and the specific roles of their Squad members.
Abdallah described his role as Team Leader and the importance of communicating effectively with teachers and students. As Information Manager, Edis mentioned that his responsibilities include keeping an accurate record of the activities of his Squad on a daily basis.
When asked what he enjoys most about being part of the MOUSE Squad program, Edis replied, "I enjoy that I learn something everyday. I understand that not all kids get to experience what we do, so I look forward to coming each day."
Mayor Bloomberg provides MOUSE with a proclamation declaring August 25th-28th, MOUSE Technology Innovation Week (August 2009)
On August 25, 2009, New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg declared August 25 through August 28th as “MOUSE Technology Innovation Week.” MOUSE was honored to receive a city proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg to confirm his declaration. The proclamation was given as recognition for the need to enhance technology in New York’s schools.
MOUSE Selected as Recipient of 2009 MS&L Be:CAUSE Community Connected Award (August 2009)
MOUSE is honored to receive the MS&L Be:CAUSE Community Connected Award. This award recognizes a local New York nonprofit organization that has a unique vision and is committed to this year's award theme: "Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders."
As recipeint of this award, MS&L will provide $100,000 in pro-bono communications service to MOUSE, particularly in the area of digital communications and social media.
MOUSE selected as finalist for The 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards (March 2008)
MOUSE was chosen as 1 of 8 finalists from more than 160 entries submitted for The 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards, co-sponsored by See3 Communications and The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). MOUSE's video tribute to "10 wonderful years of service" was selected as a finalist in the "Best Long Video" category. View the "MOUSE Decade of Champions 10th Anniversary Video."
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz honors MOUSE with a City Proclamation (October 2007)
On October 30, 2007, Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz presented MOUSE with a city proclamation declaring October 30th as “MOUSE Technology and Education Gala Celebrating a Decade of Champions Day.” This proclamation was presented to MOUSE during the Decade of Champions Gala, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The World is Flat : A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Updated and Expanded Edition by Thomas L. Friedman (2006)
As an innovative nonprofit improving the role of technology in the nation's largest educational district, MOUSE and co-founder Andrew Rasiej are highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman.
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion presents Bronx Writing Academy with a City Proclamation (October 2006)
On October 24, 2006, Bronx Borough President, Adolfo Carrion presented Bronx Writing Academy (BWA) with their own city proclamation. He proclaimed October 24th as the “Bronx Writing Academy MOUSE Squad Day.” BWA’s MOUSE Squad and staff were recognized for being MOUSE Squad of the year and helping to make their school computers more efficient.
New York City Council and Speaker Christine Quinn honor former MOUSE Board Member, Deborah Stiles (January 2006)
On January 26, 2006, the New York City Council and Speaker Christine Quinn's office honored MOUSE Board of Directors member Deborah Stiles by issuing a City Council Proclamation. Since 2000, Ms. Stiles has provided six years of leadership with MOUSE. She has been involved with MOUSE as a Board member and pro bono legal advisor from the law firm Debevoise and Plimpton. Her leadership in the MOUSE Governance Committee has led to the diversification and increased professional of the Board and her pro bono legal work has been invaluable to the MOUSE. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Deborah is currently the Vice President for Research Operations at Columbia University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. MOUSE would like to thank Debbie Stiles for her six years of outstanding leadership and vision.
MOUSE Included in Better Business Bureau New York Giving Guide: The Smart Donor’s Guide to Areas Charities (November 2005)
The BBB evaluates charities against their 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and makes the report available to the public. We are proud to be included in their publication and we hope that their thorough evaluation of MOUSE provides our funders and partners with added assurance that we work hard to ensure that the organization is operating in an efficient and responsible manner.
Lower East Side Preparatory High School honored at Blackboard Awards 2005 (October 2005)
Lower East Side Preparatory High School, last year’s MOUSE Squad of the Year, recently received the Steve Zimmerman Accenture Technology Award in this year’s Blackboard Awards. Sponsored by education advocates like Accenture and Wachovia, the annual Blackboard Awards honors outstanding private, public and parochial schools in New York City. MOUSE was able to nominate LESP for the award as they have proven themselves to be an outstanding leader in technology and education.
New York City Council Presents LINC Program Participants and MOUSE Squads of the Year with Proclamations (September 15, 2005)
Speaker Miller, along with New York City Council Members Christine Quinn and Eric Gioia, celebrated the MOUSE Squad program by issuing three New York City Council proclamations. They went to LINC Program participants that participated in a student exchange with Jordan (Baccalaureate School for Global Education and Freedom Academy) and the two MOUSE Squads of the Year (Lower East Side Preparatory High School and MS 118). Approximately 20 MOUSE Squad students, several MOUSE staff and MOUSE’s Interim Board of Directors Chairman, Peter Vincent traveled to City Hall to receive this honor and thank the New York City Council for their dedicated support.
EdNet Hero Awards Finalist (August 2005)
In August 2005, MOUSE became a finalist for an Ednet Hero Award. Sponsored by the Heller Reports, the Ednet Hero Award is given to organizations that have made significant contributions to education through educational technology. MOUSE considers this nomination and the opportunity to participate in the awards process an honor.
Leader to Leader Institute's Nonprofit Innovation of the Week (September 22-28, 2004)
As an innovative program in the technology and education arena, MOUSE Squad is transforming the way urban public schools teach technology. Because of this ground breaking approach and its significant contribution to the New York City School District in 2004, the MOUSE Squad program was named the Nonprofit Innovation of the Week by the Leader to Leader Institute in September of 2004. Read more about the Leader to Leader Institute’s Nonprofit Innovation of the Week award.
MOUSE Squad Team Leader Kianna Francis highlighted in Thomson's Customer Service Skills for the Help Desk Professional - 2nd Edition (2004)
Kianna Francis, former MOUSE Squad Team Leader for Grace Dodge High School, appears in Thomson's Customer Service Skills for the Help Desk Professional to share her experiences with customer service and the MOUSE Squad. This manual, written by Donna Knapp, guides readers through the soft and "self-management skills needed to deliver customer support in the help desk industry.
MOUSE Squad highlighted in Thomson's Help Desk Concepts - 2nd Edition (2003)
Released in 2003, Thomson's Help Desk Concepts introduces readers to the concepts and skills needed to run a successful help desk. Through a three page profile, Calvin Hastings (Former Senior Director of Programs for MOUSE) elaborates on the impact of MOUSE Squads in NYC public schools and the help desk field.
The list of what I have learned from the MOUSE Squad program can go on forever. The training has helped me to be confident about what I do and has taught me... read more ›
– Jessica Alberto, MOUSE Squad Member, Thomas A. Edison Career & Technology High School
TechCrew allows me to start my day working with a group of students that have true passion and dedication…TechCrew teaches our students how to work as part of a group and leaves them... read more ›
– Marcos Alcozer, Northside College Prep High School, Chicago
MOUSE has helped me to gain job skills and it has been a great opportunity. The Squad has taught me many valuable lessons, the most important being responsibility and leadership. read more ›
– Khaleel Anderson, MOUSE Student, P256Q
MOUSE Squad has provided invaluable assistance to our school and made technology easy for our entire staff. Those on MOUSE Squad are surrounded by students who are successful inside and outside the classroom. read more ›
– Anthony Barbetta, Principal, Thomas A. Edison Career & Technology High School
I recognize MOUSE for its dedication to providing our city’s schools with the technological tools and support to keep our children competitive in the information age. read more ›
– Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
The experiences that MOUSE provides its participants help ensure that high school graduates are prepared for good jobs during the summer and in their future careers. MOUSE’s unique emphasis on technology training... read more ›
– Gale Brewer, New York City Council Member, Technology Committee Chair
I love finishing school and coming to MOUSE. I love the teamwork and the time to learn new things about computers. read more ›
– Aram Buenaventura, MOUSE Squad Member, High School for Arts & Technology
MOUSE and SAP apply the same core values – quality, integrity, commitment, and passion – to our organizations. We see MOUSE Corps students as our next generation of employees and customers. MOUSE empowers... read more ›
– Ron Carolan, Chief Financial Officer, SAP Global Marketing
We must leverage technology to provide engaging, powerful learning experiences for all students, giving them authentic tools to solve real-world problems and opportunities to become better prepared for our globally competitive workforce. read more ›
– Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
MOUSE Squad has been a life changing experience for many of our students. They feel good about their role with technology, which builds their confidence and makes them more successful in... read more ›
– Kristy De La Cruz, Bea Fuller Rodgers School (IS 528)
When I started the internship, my manager brought me to the trading floor. It was the best thing in the world to see all the traders and to know they were my clients,... read more ›
– Duckens Durosier, MOUSE Squad Alum, George Wingate High School
Being on MOUSE Squad adds to my experience in school by making me confident about myself. read more ›
– Daniela Fernandez, MOUSE Squad Member, Sylvandale Middle School, California
Our MOUSE Squad students stand a little taller. They recognize that they have special skills and are respected for it.
– Dr. Katherine Flori, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, W.C Byrant High School, New York
To me, programs like this don't exactly go to every school around. I enjoy the program and what they teach. My interest in technology has enhanced greatly because of MOUSE Squad. read more ›
– Ally Garcia, MOUSE Squad Member, High School for Arts & Technology
Participating in the MOUSE Squad gave me a true sense of purpose. I never could have imagined in just 8 years, I would be CEO of my own technology consulting firm and... read more ›
– Juan Garzon, MOUSE Squad Alum, Robert F. Wagner Secondary School for Arts & Technology,
The people at MOUSE are a living, breathing testament to the notion that when an organization is centered around a thoughtful and attainable goal—staffed by competent, bright and passionate individuals—there is very little... read more ›
– Mehran Ghaffarsamar , MOUSE Intern, Baruch College
MOUSE provides a unique opportunity for students to give back to their school, deepening their sense of leadership and responsibility, and improving their relationships with peers and teachers—all the while getting hands-on experience... read more ›
– Maureen Guido, Principal, The Paula Hedbavny School
Our MOUSE Squad students are demonstrating leadership skills, learning about responsibilities and how to communicate with adults. This program is inspiring our students and giving them a glimpse of future career opportunities. read more ›
– Carla Haakma, Principal, Los Arboles Elementary School, California
MOUSE Squad students learn many skills frequently cited by employers as keys to success in the workplace, including leadership, communication, teamwork problem solving and time management. read more ›
– Jan Half, Program Director, MOUSE Squad of California
We recognize that student attendance and graduation are increasingly important issues facing public schools. We are looking to target specific schools as we have seen the TechCrew program have a positive impact in... read more ›
– Victor Herrera, Director of Technology, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Chicago
For our school, MOUSE Squad plays an integral role in supporting our technology, saving us both time and money. But more importantly, students participate in positive experiences that give them a strong... read more ›
– Seth Hubbert, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, High School for Arts & Technology
The MOUSE program should be in every school in New York City. read more ›
– Robert Jackson, Member, New York City Council
What excites me most about MOUSE Squad is going to fix computers and hanging out with friends. I really think MOUSE Squad pushes you to try and learn new things. read more ›
– Danielle Jacobs, MOUSE Squad Member, Cooper High School, Abilene Texas
I feel like I'm a part of an important team that keeps the school running more efficiently...Being on TechCrew helps improve the leadership qualities that we, as students, are developing for the future. read more ›
– Edwin Le, Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago
I joined MOUSE to explore my passion for technology and be a part of an organization that values communications and teamwork. read more ›
– Rigel Leonard, MOUSE Corps Member, School of the Future
“I am amazed at the eagerness and enthusiasm of my MOUSE Squad. They have dedication and motivation, and are the reason I want to come to school every day.” read more ›
– Victor Lopez, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, MS 328
MOUSE has had such a positive impact on my life, including my college and work experiences. MOUSE has exposed me to aspects of this world that I would not otherwise have had the... read more ›
– Ryan Mason, MOUSE Squad Alum, School of the Future
MOUSE that trains tech-savvy students in inner-city schools to become tech support leads and ambassadors within their schools and then provides mentorship opportunities to help them take their digital expertise to the next... read more ›
– Caroline McCarthy, Social Media Marketing Manager, Google
MOUSE Squad has taught me the skills I need for the future. read more ›
– Ismelda Monegro, Bea Fuller Rodgers School, New York
MOUSE has been one of the best things in which I have participated in my 21 year career. It continues to be good for both students and teachers at every school where I... read more ›
– Nathan Monroe, Coordinator, Academy of Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Texas
MOUSE brought me where I stand today and gave me real life work experience. MOUSE taught me about leadership and teamwork, and that there is no such thing as a bad idea. read more ›
– Dhondup Namgyal, MOUSE Corps Member, International High School
Being on the MOUSE Squad motivates and inspires me, and has helped me to learn to aim higher. read more ›
– Zainab Oni, MOUSE Squad Member, Hudson High School of Learning Technologies
MOUSE students are innovators that use technology to change the world. read more ›
– Neimat Orengo, MOUSE Alum, MOUSE Student, James Madison High School
The MOUSE Squad students are very curious and want to learn. Everyone knows about the MOUSE Squad in this school. read more ›
– Emmanuel Ourum, CUNY Intern, PS 43 MOUSE Squad
My internship with Sullivan & Cromwell would not have been possible without the help of MOUSE, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help students integrate technology into their everyday lives and ultimately... read more ›
– Ivan Pereda, MOUSE Squad Member, Baccalaureate School for Global Education
Leadership, pride, self confidence and a sense of responsibility -- this is the impact of the MOUSE Squad program on our students. read more ›
– Norma Perez, Principal, Bea Fuller Rodgers School, New York
Our MOUSE students realize that this is just the beginning. They can go on to college to study computer technology, and become help desk technicians and repair specialists…and many do. read more ›
– Irwin Queen, School of Cooperative Technical Education
MOUSE Squad has proven time and again that students who graduate after participating are more equipped for the next stage in their lives, especially in today’s vast information technology world. This program... read more ›
– Christine C. Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council
Thanks to Abilene Independent School District (AISD) for incorporating such a program and major kudos to Nathan Monroe, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, ATEMS. He actively leads a group that daily makes the teacher’s lives... read more ›
– Rebecca Rampy, Instruction Technology Specialist, Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (ATEMS) in Abilene, Texas
Juniper's community engagement vision is to use the power of the new network to take on the toughest challenges facing our communities and to connect and empower people everywhere. MOUSE exemplifies this vision... read more ›
– Darryl Ramsey, Public Sector - Americas, Business Development and Technical Strategy, Juniper Networks
MOUSE empowers students to lead and support the use of technology in their schools, while also helping them to discover their creative, technological, and learning potential. read more ›
– Linda G. Roberts, National Consultant on Technology and Education
At Best Buy, we believe in the power and potential of youth. We are proud to be long-time investors in MOUSE, an impressive and growing organization that is having a dramatic impact on... read more ›
– Susan Bass Roberts, Senior Director, Community Relations, Best Buy
I thank MOUSE for starting my career. Without MOUSE, I would not be as successful as I am today. read more ›
– Mendy Rodriguez, MOUSE Squad Alum; Junior Analyst, IT Service Desk, Time Inc.
MOUSE has taught me many valuable lessons that will help me in life. read more ›
– Madeline Sariol, MOUSE Student, In-Tech Academy
Thanks to efforts of MOUSE, young people throughout New York City will have the opportunity to better their lives and become productive members of our society.
– Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator for New York
I commend MOUSE for improving the educational opportunities for young people, motivating them to attend college and preparing them for high quality jobs in the future. read more ›
– José E. Serrano, Congressman, 16th District of New York
Watching MOUSE Squad grow from a pilot to an established entity has been a thrilling experience. I’ve seen my students grow from tentative kids, virtually afraid of touching machines, to savvy technicians,... read more ›
– Kiri Soares, Principal, Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women
MOUSE has provided life changing experiences for me that have added tremendously to my passion for technology… regardless of the company or industry, you will always need technology and the skills we learn... read more ›
– Leroy Tindi, MOUSE Squad Alum, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
We try to focus on career readiness, laying the foundation and opening their eyes to careers they might consider in the future. I tell my students that if they want to be... read more ›
– Matthew Valia, MOUSE Squad Coordinator, Berta A. Drefus School
MOUSE is an excellent example of rethinking how to put students at the center of their own learning and reorganizing schools around their motivations and strengths. read more ›
– Arthur VanderVeen, Chief of Innovation Strategy and Policy, NYC Department of Education
Through the CPS TechCrew program, I have learned how to explore computers, how to fix problems that are usually deferred to someone else, and what it's like to work on a team that... read more ›
– Simon Vecchioni, CPS TechCrew Member, Northside College Prep High School, Chicago
I believe strongly in public education and the opportunity it can and should provide to all. MOUSE provides a valuable service, closing the gap between heavily resourced schools and those in underserved areas. read more ›
– Peter Vincent, VP Human Resources, National Audubon Society
What excites me most about being part of this program is that I get to interact with other students who share the same goals and who hope to learn more on how to... read more ›
– Monique Williams, Chicago TechCrew Member, Tarkington School of Excellence