Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NEWS RELEASE -- Time Warner Launches Effort at Innovation Middle School

Reporters and editors: The following is a release from Time Warner Cable regarding their effort at SD Unified's Innovation Middle School. You're invited to an event tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. The release is from Time Warner Cable. Contacts are at the bottom of the release.


Jack Brandais
Media Relations
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (desk)
(619) 607-0477 (cell)

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Time Warner Cable will launch its new five-year, $100 million dollar, company-wide philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds, at Bioscience Bonanza, A Family Science Night at Innovation Middle School in San Diego on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

As Time Warner Cable kicks off a new nationwide philanthropic initiative with a donation to support Innovation Middle School (to be given during the event), attendees will get creative with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's hands-on exhibits, and explore ways to work together as a community to help bridge the gap to educational resources, and inspire local middle school students to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Members of the media are invited to attend. Coverage of the event is welcome and opportunities will be available for interviews and photos with students, San Diego Unified School District and Time Warner Cable representatives, and local elected officials (TBD).

What: Time Warner Cable & Innovation Middle School's Family Science Night, to celebrate launch of Time Warner Cable's new philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Schedule is as follows:
6:00-6:15 p.m. Welcome from iMiddle School Principal & Introductions, Event Program & Time Warner Cable's Check Presentation to Innovation Middle School

6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Family Science Night activities

Where: Innovation Middle School (5090 Arvinels Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117)

Who: Innovation Middle School students & families, faculty and staff; Time Warner Cable and San Diego Unified School District representatives, local elected officials (TBD).

Background: Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America's declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

CAMM Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; "The Connectory", a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC's national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.

Media Availability (photos and interviews): Innovation Middle School students & families, faculty and staff; Time Warner Cable and San Diego Unified School District representatives, local elected officials (TBD).

About Time Warner Cable:
More than 1,400 local employees serve customers in the San Diego division with cable television, high speed online and home telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network.

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.

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Time Warner Cable
Marc Farrar – Vice President of Public Affairs
(858) 635-8486 office / (858) 357-6226 cell

San Diego Unified School District
Linda Zintz – Director, Communications
(619) 725-5568
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