It takes a village.
In 2015, BTG established The DRANREF Foundation (TDF), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, as its philanthropic arm and The Abacus Project is one of its signature programs. BTG is the The Abacus Project's main funding source. Together, through shared resources and volunteers, we've created educational programs that produce transformative results.
NCS partners with The Abacus Project to bring STEAM programming to students in Fairfax County. This spring we trained their 8 Center Managers on our curriculum and this summer we will partner to integrate the Abacus Project into their summer programs, which will culminate in an area-wide abacus competition.
The DC Collaborative, together with its members, advocates and advances equitable access to high-quality learning experiences in the arts and humanities for all students and teachers in DC public and public charter schools. The DRANREF Foundation is a member and The Abacus Project is a featured STEAM program with Professional Development for teachers.
HR CAREER EXPO
Each year the Hampton Roads Transportation Career Expo hosts close to 1,000 high school students to learn about transportation-related careers. The DRANREF Foundation (TDF) partners with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and other industry sponsors to host this event. The Abacus Project is a featured activity, and in 2016 an abacus was given to premiere sponsors as a thank you gift.