The Tech Interactive honored will.i.am with the 2023 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., at its Tech for Global Good celebration on Saturday, November, 4th of 2023. This recognition was for his commendable efforts in offering high-quality STEAM education programs to more than 12,000 underprivileged K-12 students in Los Angeles.
“We are delighted to celebrate will.i.am’s remarkable contributions to improving equality and access to STEAM education,” said Katrina Stevens, President and CEO of The Tech. “He embodies the very essence of a global humanitarian who empowers individuals and communities through technology, and his positive influence is undeniable.”
As a creative innovator, futurist, and tech entrepreneur, will.i.am’s mission is to give every child, regardless of zip code, equal access to quality public education, including STEAM skills. His i.am Angel Foundation supports STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education programs for more than 12,000 disadvantaged youth in grades K – 12 in Los Angeles, including the i.am College Track after-school tutoring center and college scholarship program, the Boyle Heights STEM Magnet High School in East Los Angeles, and hundreds of after-school robotics clubs in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
“This award spoke volumes to the incredible team behind the i.am Angel Foundation, which is committed to improving public education so that every child has the opportunity to learn, engage, and excel,” said will.i.am. “It fuels my passion to continue expanding our outreach in STEAM education and beyond.”
At the Tech for Global Good Celebration, will.i.am participated in a fireside chat with the 2023 Global Humanitarian Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock. The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award recognized individuals whose vision and leadership were focused on solving global problems. Previous recipients included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Dean Kamen, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah. The award was named after Jim Morgan, Chairman Emeritus of Applied Materials and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology.
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