MBC Sponsors Local Community Clubs and Organizations for Fourth Year


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MBC Sponsors Local Community Clubs and Organizations for Fourth Year
Contributions Given to 18 Local YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Head Start Programs

South Boston, VA – July 27, 2015 – This year marks the fourth year in which Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) has been a sponsor of eighteen local community clubs and organizations within the MBC footprint.  Three Boys & Girls Clubs, five Head Start programs, and ten YMCAs were each recipients of a $2,500 contribution to help them to continue to provide meaningful experiences for all who benefit from these organizations.

The Boys & Girls Clubs that were supported include the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area, the Blue Ridge, and Emporia/Greensville County.  The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

The five Head Start programs receiving contributions were CDI Head Start Serving Central Virginia in Farmville, Pittsylvania County Community Action Agency in Chatham, Tri-County Community Action, Inc. in South Boston, The Improvement Association in Emporia, and STEP, Inc. in Rocky Mount.  Head Start programs promote the school readiness of young children from low-income families.

The YMCAs included were YMCA of South Boston and Halifax County, Mecklenburg County YMCA, South Hill YMCA, Danville YMCA, Altavista Area YMCA, Southside Virginia Family YMCA in Farmville, Martinsville and Henry County Family YMCA, Bedford Area Family YMCA, Family YMCA of Emporia/Greensville, and Franklin County Family YMCA.  As an organization, the YMCA focuses on the development of youth, healthy living, and social responsibility.

MBC is dedicated to helping improve quality of life for citizens of the Southern Virginia region by supporting organizations like the eighteen above.

About Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, committed to providing economic development leadership to Southern Virginia. MBC promotes economic development in Southern Virginia through the operation of a successful advanced open access fiber optic network, providing wholesale telecommunications transport services, colocation and tower leasing.  Since its inception in 2004 and by offering a state-of-the art fiber optic network, MBC has supported the recruitment of major investments including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. For more information, visit www.mbc-va.com.

MBC Establishes STEM-H Scholarship for Community College Students in Southern Virginia


MBC Establishes STEM-H Scholarship for Community College Students in Southern Virginia
Scholarship will allow students to further their education in STEM-H fields

South Boston, VA – July 7, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) announced today that it has established a scholarship for students that are furthering their education in a STEM-H field at one of the four community colleges located in Southern Virginia.  Central Virginia Community College (CVCC), Danville Community College (DCC), Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), and Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will all receive $5,000 to distribute as they see would best benefit students studying in STEM-H fields at their college.

“We are thrilled to be able to help provide educational opportunities for students studying in STEM-H fields at these four colleges,” said Tad Deriso, MBC President and CEO.  “The students studying there today are preparing themselves for next generation careers.  MBC wants to ensure that our region is prepared for current and future employment opportunities that are being made available by high-tech companies in Southern Virginia.”

A student enrolled at any of these four community colleges is eligible for this scholarship if he or she maintained a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher and is a graduate of one of the thirty-three high schools located in the Southside Tobacco Region within the MBC footprint.

The scholarship will be available to students beginning in the fall semester.

About Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, committed to providing economic development leadership to Southern Virginia. MBC promotes economic development in Southern Virginia through the operation of a successful advanced open access fiber optic network, providing wholesale telecommunications transport services, colocation and tower leasing.  Since its inception in 2004 and by offering a state-of-the art fiber optic network, MBC has supported the recruitment of major investments including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. For more information, visit www.mbc-va.com.