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CIS Contributes to Cornell Elves Backpack Program

This summer, contributions and donations from the faculty and staff in Computing and Information Science (CIS) allowed us to donate 50 brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the DeWitt Middle school! Thank You CIS for helping to start off the school year off right for local students.

 A big THANK YOU to the Lead Elf Saba Alemayehu (Information Science).

Here’s a little history: The Backpack Program began in the fall, 2007, inspired by a first grade child who went to school with all of her school needs in a plastic bag from a local grocery store. That year Cornell provided 284 new, filled backpacks to 12 area schools. Last year, with the help of so many friends of the program, we provided an amazing 718 new filled backpacks to 23 area schools! At this time, it looks like we will have 23 schools represented again. For more information and how to get involved please check out their link.