Computer Systems Institute supports South Asian students in the Chicago region

• CSI has donated school bags and equipment worth more than $5000 to support local South Asian students
• The donation is supporting students from low income families
• Julia Lowder, CEO of CSI, holds social responsibility at the core of her business philosophy


Chicago, 22 September, 2017: Computer Systems Institute (CSI), a private school with six campuses nationwide headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, has supported South Asian communities in northern Chicago by providing them with student resources for the new school year.

ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center, a community center located at Devon Street of northern Chicago, received a donation of school supplies with a value of approximately $5,000, from CSI.

ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center specializes in housing, after school, senior and family emergency programs. The donation from CSI will be used to support low-income families in the Rogers Park, West Ridge and West Roger’s Park communities, by removing some of their education costs. Amongst other supplies, CSI provided school bags that fit the educational needs of close to 200 students of various ages.

Zehra Quadri, executive director of ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center said, “We would like to express our gratitude to Computer Systems Institute for the generous donation; we are always striving to do more for those in our community and beyond.”

“Because of generous donations like those of CSI, we are able to continue to serve low-income individuals from nine different cultural backgrounds in the Chicagoland area and beyond. At ZAM’s Hope C.R.C., we firmly believe that every child deserves to have a great year at school. The backpack donations will help these children thrive both in and out of their classrooms.”

CSI has approximately 2,600 active international students in its six campuses in Illinois and Massachusetts.

As an immigrant herself, Julia Lowder, CEO of Computer Systems Institute said, “Social responsibility is the core of my business philosophy. CSI’s mission is very clear; we were established in 1989 to help people achieve their professional and academic goals. I believe that growing and developing your professional skills helps individuals to lead more fulfilling lives. CSI was founded on that premise and continues to strive to help individuals across America realize and achieve their goals. We are therefore delighted to be able to support ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center and it students in this small way.”

“The community you live in shapes your world view, it supports you when you need help and connects you with other communities so that together we make our lives and the lives of our children better. Whenever CSI opens a school in a new location, we invite the local workforce to get involved and support the local economy. Many of our employees live in the communities we serve. CSI has held blood drives, bone marrow drives, many food drives and other wonderful opportunities for our staff and students to contribute. I am very proud of our students who’ve volunteered at various health organizations and other businesses to support their missions as well as gain new skills and experiences.”

The donation to ZAM’s Hope is part of the #BackToSchool community initiatives of Computer Systems Institute in the 2017 school season.

For more information about Computer Systems Institute and the programs it provides, visit: www.csinow.edu

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