The Alcoa Foundation recently donated $30,000 to organizations in the Clark County community. Alcoa gave $20,000 to Arkadelphia Public Schools to use for improving student access to technology as part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote the S.T.E.M. Initiative. A portion of this year’s grant was used to purchase an interactive Promethean board, as well as additional classroom and facility management software. Last year, the Alcoa Foundation generously supported the initiation of New Tech at Arkadelphia High School with a donation of the same amount, which was used to purchase laptop computers for AHS freshmen. Additionally, the Alcoa Foundation awarded $10,000 to the City of Arkadelphia. Those funds will be used to purchase benches at the DeSoto Bluff Trail. Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., and for the past 60 years has sought to make a difference in more than 20 countries where Alcoa operates. In addition to addressing local needs in communities where Alcoa operates, Alcoa Foundation is focused on promoting environmental stewardship, enabling economic and social sustainability, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders through education and learning.