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iDo Community Relationships

In 2003 the Industrial Design Outreach (iDo) foundation established relationships with Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, Academy of Art and Science, Abraham Lincoln High School, and the School of the Arts. Over the past five years iDo has completed many projects in the classrooms of these schools, thanks to many determined instructors. However, the foundations proudest accomplishment came in the spring of 2008 with the completion of the Community Bench Project.

In the spring of 2007, iDo founder, Martin Linder, and student mentors dove head first into developing the curriculum for the community bench project. Later that same semester, it was decided that the initial build would be done in conjunction with Thurgood Marshall Academic High School students, who were enrolled in art technology classes.

The following semester, both student mentors and high school students embarked on a six month project that would open many new doors for the school, the students, and the foundation. Because of relationships like the one established with TMHS, iDo has hit its stride, and is looking to expand into a permanent home at TMHS-where educators are developing a summer camp program to incorporate iDo into freshman orientations at both Burton High School and TMHS.

Community relationships are the foundation for continued success within iDo. Without such great friends, iDo would be unable to provide online resources to students and faculty worldwide. Nor would it be able to sustain excellence within the classroom. iDo would like to take this opportunity to thank all supporters for their continued support and encourage them to continue to check our website for further updates.

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