NASCIO Members Give Back During NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference

Lexington, Ky, Thursday, October 28, 2021 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) donated over $49,000 to iUrban Teen as part of the association’s Give Back program. iUrban Teen is a STEM+Arts education program that brings together underrepresented teens and young adults for career exploration and mentoring.

Funds will support iCode camps, which teach problem-solving, creativity and communication skills alongside the basics of coding, design and technology.

NASCIO President Michael Leahy, Secretary of Information Technology for the State of Maryland, commented, “NASCIO is honored to be able to give back to our conference host city and this very important donation. We thank iUrban Teen for introducing STEM education to the next generation.”

Deena Pierott, iUrbanTeen Executive Director, said, “Donations were collected during the NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference and NASCIO state, corporate and nonprofit members donated through individual contributions. NASCIO corporate members Accela, CGI, Crowdstrike, Knowledge Services and Veracode sponsored this year’s Give Back Program and contributed to the donation total.

To learn more about iUrban Teen, visit

NASCIO Contact

Meredith Ward
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
[email protected]