Exciting news! Impact NW has received a grant of $250,000 in software and support from Microsoft - and have established a new partnership with their Portland store - which is opening on Thursday! Impact NW, along with Central City Concern and OMSI, were selected as MicroSoft Store's partners for their first year in Portland and it means a lot of FREE services, support and tools for Impact NW staff, volunteers and clients.
The Microsoft/Impact NW partnership means a lot more than just new software - it includes opportunities for FREE Summer Camps for youth where they can learn things like designing games and digital movie making. Also, this provides the opportunity for clients to receive training in the Microsoft Office Suite by Microsoft professionals! Impact NW employees and programs gain access to their state of the art auditorium and instructional tools at their Store downtown: including their staff assistance in learning how to use it all!