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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contigo Technology Adopts Non-Profit Helping Children Impacted by Incarceration
Austin, TX. August 31, 2020–Contigo Technology, an IT Services company based in Austin, is helping a local non-profit to efficiently impact the lives of children challenged by parental incarceration. Contigo recently adopted Seedling Foundation, a Central Texas non-profit that provides school-based mentoring for over 600 children whose parents have been separated from the children due to incarceration. Contigo is providing IT support services to Seedling over the next year. Contigo is also conducting a laptop drive with its clients to help Seedling Mentees lacking computers to continue their mentoring and not fall behind with school work.
Contigo was introduced to Seedling three years ago during a preliminary outreach to the organization to offer its services Earlier this year, Contigo employee Riley Pace, who is also a Seedling mentor, talked with President Bryan Fuller about Seedling as the company was considering support to a non-profit in need.
“Contigo is excited to be partnering with Seedling and helping their mission of mentoring children. Our role is to take any IT related issues off their plate, so their staff can focus on their mission. The Contigo team is thankful we’re at a place in our journey where we can make this possible,’ said Bryan Fuller, President of Contigo Technology.
Seedling Foundation has been providing school-based mentoring for children impacted by parental incarceration since 2005. In that time, Seedling volunteers and staff have provided mentoring for over 2400 students. Like most non-profits, Seedling’s technology needs have increased due to the COVID-19 virus. Seedling’s offices have been closed since March, and the non-profit will now provide mentoring services in innovative ways.
“The help from Contigo could not have come at a better time. Our staff is using more technology platforms to communicate with our mentors, mentees, school contacts, donors and stakeholders. The day to day operations of running a non-profit business require more efficient equipment and solutions that Contigo is providing,” said Dan Leal, Executive Director of Seedling.
According to its website, Contigo delivers results-driven Austin IT services via many IT solutions, including employee support, network support, managed cyber security, and quarterly business reviews. Included in the photo (L to R) are Bryan Fuller, Contigo President; Riley Pace, Contigo Client Success Manager; Dan Leal, Seedling Executive Director; and Andrew Williams, Contigo Director of Service Delivery.
ABOUT Seedling: The mission of Seedling is to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring. Seedling has a goal of serving 640 children who have an incarcerated parent with a mentor this school year. For more information, www.seedlingmentors.org. To become a mentor: seedlingmentors.org/mentor
For interviews, contact Dan Leal, Executive Director, any time /by phone – 512-549-0742