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Loyola selected to receive grant to help Fortier High School

Loyola press release - September 21, 1998

Loyola received an American Online (AOL) Foundation Interactive Education Initiative (IEI) grant to bring Internet access into Fortier High School.

"We are thrilled to receive this important award," said Paulette Swartzfager, Loyola’s Project Jumpstart director. "We have worked together with Fortier to create what we believe will be a successful model for incorporating the Internet’s unlimited potential in a meaningful way."

Loyola is only one of 54 IEI grant recipients nationwide and will receive $7,500 to implement Project Jumpstart. Loyola was selected from more than 600 proposals and is the only winner in Louisiana.

Loyola is Fortier’s partner through the Orleans Parish Partnership Program. Project Jumpstart will provide a mobile destination PC/printer/network access station that will serve as a model of how to bring technology to an underprivileged community. The project will train faculty, students, and parents on how to use the computer and access the Internet in an educational way.

AOL foundation is America Online’s philanthropic organization. The IEI supports the Foundation by helping to put interactive technology at work for kids.