Category Archives: Engineering Students

PCO Supports the Next Generation of Robotics Engineers

Since 2012, Phillips Charitable Organizations (PCO) has been a proud supporter of the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). Founded in 1958 as a volunteer-run children’s reading group, EHTP has grown over the years to become a comprehensive after-school program with the mission of helping students from the East Harlem area to develop the academic, social,… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Aids Engineering Major at Mercer University

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Aids Engineering Major at Mercer University

Jamel Johnson-Brookins is a Senior at Mercer University who needs assistance to continue his education at Mercer.   He is a Biomedical Engineering major, supported by a single parent.    During his tenure at Mercer, his mother suffered a heart attack.    His younger brother underwent open heart surgery to mend a birth defect in his value.  … Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Provides Grant To Single Mother and Nursing Student

Lena Acker is a determined single mother with a plan and also served in the Navy. She is currently employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant who just started working. Lena is the proud mother of a 3 year old son and is enrolled in Brown Mackie College in their two year Associate Nursing Degree program.… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Grantee Receives Nomination to West Point and Naval Academy

RJ Willis was one of the early recipients of a PCO grant to for students interested in engineering.  Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable provided a grant to support his continued studies at a private high school academy in Atlanta. The hard work and studies paid off and for RJ and he graduates with honors.  At… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Sponsor 5 Students to Air Force Academy Diversity Program

The United States Air Force Academy hosts a diversity program for high school students each year.  The purpose of the program is to expose more students to the benefits and specifics of military academies.  70% of the students who attend the program are minorities and are from the lower socio-economic scale.  The sudents spend 3-4… Continue Reading

East Harlem Tutorial Program Competes in Robotics Program

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organizations began sponsoring the East Harlem Tutorial Program Robotics team last year. This past weekend, the EHTP put in a strong showing at the Javits Center in NY by finishing in the top 20 out of nearly 70 schools.   EHTP was the first after school program to participate in… Continue Reading

California Single Mother Receives Grant From Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organizations

California state budget cuts have resulted in mandatory and unexpected salary reductions for some state employees.  Ms. Tara Williams was impacted by these budget cuts while trying to support a daughter majoring in engineering in college.  Further complicating matters, her daughter had to give up her basketball scholarship to focus on academics which was another… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Provides Scholarship to Howard University Computer Science Student

Solomon Jones is a computer science major at Howard University.   Solomon was raised and is supported by his 77 year old grandmother who would like nothing more than to see her grandson graduate with an engineering degree. Solomon first met board member Eric Garvin when Mr. Garvin received a Community Service Award at the 2011… Continue Reading

Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization Contributes To Arkansas Foundation

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is a  501(C)(3) non-profit organization in Little Rock that, much like Phillips Charitable Organization, provides grants to constituents normally over looked by larger foundations.  The foundation provides a wide variety of community services in the African American in Arkansas community including youth development, health, and wellness, education, and business/economic… Continue Reading

Phillips Charitable Organizations Donates to NYC Hurricane Relief Fund

Phillips Charitable Organizations donates to NYC Hurricane Relief Fund.   Phillips Charitable Organizations donated $5000 to New York City’s Hurricane Relief Fund.  Based in New York, PCO board members are seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy in real time. PCO will also participate in storm clean up efforts this Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with… Continue Reading