Creating a culture of giving back.
The VIP team is thankful for the communities that support us and strives to give back to our community. Explore some of our scholarship and charitable programs to lean more about the communities we support.
Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program
VIP is proud to offer an annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) for college-bound women pursuing a career in information technology or another related field. Designed to provide qualified candidates with financial support, the WITS program offers multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient. To date, the program has awarded nearly $120,000 in aid to more than 70 women across the United States. Applications are now being accepted for our 2016 WITS program, and can downloaded here.
St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children
The St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children was established to provide temporary housing and food for women and children. VIP has teamed with St. John’s on a variety of projects over the last several years.
Junior Achievement (JA)
VIP works with JA’s to help fund their financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship programs, which are delivered to students in grades K-12 by both corporate and community volunteers. VIP CEO Jonna Ward has hosted Junior Achievement’s (JA’s) annual Cheers for Children summer charity event at her home for seven consecutive years and several VIP employees have volunteered to teach business readiness classes to at-risk youth over the years
Wind Youth Services (WYS)
Wind Youth Services provides adolescents in the Sacramento area with food, safety, shelter, and others resources in an effort to move them from instability to independence. VIP has supports WYS by sponsoring the organization’s annual Wind Summer Soiree charity event which help fund their shelter, day center, and education programs.