|By Marketwired .||
|August 19, 2014 05:00 AM EDT||
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Every year the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA) hosts a pair of events designed to bring joy and community connection to at-risk youths. Called the "Shop with a Cop" program, the project focuses on Back to School time and Christmas time, pairing up a kid with a cop who accompanies them via lighted police escort to spend up to $150 on necessary items, whether it's new clothes for school or a special toy for the holidays. Scottsdale entrepreneur Jason Hope is a longtime active supporter of the "Shop with a Cop" project, diligently donating to the organization and spreading the word about its mission.
Jason Hope said, "There are two key times when children need assistance and support most to help connect them to community -- back-to-school and Christmas. No other times of the year can amplify isolation and lack of resources quite like these pivotal days in a child's life. I fully support the Scottsdale PD's efforts in making life a little more gentle for them. Police officers choose their profession because they want to make a difference and I personally want to thank them."
This year marked the 10thth anniversary of the Back-to-School program, which, on July 30, saw over 500 kids each paired with a Scottsdale police officer who took them shopping for new shoes, several outfits of clothing and a backpack full of school supplies, up to $150. All parents also received fingerprints and new pictures of their children for the school year taken by the police officers working in the school district and in their communities.
Participants for this program are identified through school resource officers and community organizations. "At risk" youth are not always the poorest kids -- they are also our kids who have experienced great loss, domestic violence or a serious illness in their family. This is true community policing. It's essential to build bridges to develop trust and become part of community, and this is what POSA tries to do.
This December will mark the 13th anniversary of the Christmas time "Shop with a Cop". This event has expanded every year and now includes over 700 local kids, age 7-12, hosted at different events over two days, with the prime event being a lighted police escort to the Scottsdale mall for a $150 shopping spree. Anyone interested in donating to the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association may visit http://www.posacares.com to securely send a tax-deductible donation which will help the officers keep their community outreach efforts going.
Born and bred in Arizona, Jason Hope follows his passions for inventing, philanthropy and entrepreneurship in Scottsdale. He has a particular focus on Scottsdale-based non-profits, typically following his passion for community service by providing financial and administrative support whenever possible. His projects cover the gambit of society -- from education to scientific research, disease cure and biotechnology. On a national level, the True Colors Fund, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, The Andre Agassi Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Family Health International and Worldwide Orphans Foundation have all benefitted from Hope's assistance.
Jason Hope Blog: http://www.JasonHopeNews.com
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2660090
PR Agency Contact:
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. ...
Jan. 28, 2015 07:30 PM EST Reads: 3,221
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what th...
Jan. 28, 2015 06:15 PM EST Reads: 4,011
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness,...
Jan. 28, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 2,937
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science f...
Jan. 28, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 3,190
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 28, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,108
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
Jan. 28, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 2,705
OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program. Responding to demand from prospective partners, the Program offers managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers the resources they need to grow their business with the OneCloud Recovery solution. OneCloud Recovery is an automated solution for disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC), which leverages Amazon Web Services as the disaster recovery site. “This is a tremendous opportunity with an innovative hybrid cloud-based DR pro...
Jan. 28, 2015 03:30 PM EST Reads: 854
"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 28, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 2,554
Cloud Technology Partners on Wednesday announced it has been recognized by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards as one of the Best Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partners. Selected by the editors of TechTarget's SearchDataCenter.com, and by votes from customers and strategic channel partners, the companies acknowledged by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards represent the top providers of cloud consulting services for AWS including application migration, application development, inf...
Jan. 28, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,428
MapR Technologies on Tuesday announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course curriculum designed to expand worldwide adoption of Hadoop technology. The curriculum provides engaging and interactive video lessons, hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes, enabling professionals to acquire valuable Hadoop skills and knowledge...
Jan. 28, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 702
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 28, 2015 02:45 PM EST Reads: 2,410
"Blue Box has been around for 10-11 years, and last year we launched Blue Box Cloud. We like the term 'Private Cloud as a Service' because we think that embodies what we are launching as a product - it's a managed hosted private cloud," explained Giles Frith, Vice President of Customer Operations at Blue Box, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 28, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,585
In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
Jan. 28, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,633
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Jan. 28, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,955
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 28, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,534