by Genevieve Brown, Marketing & Community Relations Manager May 8th, 2019
The Ideum team delivered a 46” wall-mounted multitouch display and computer to Warehouse 508 this week. The local nonprofit requested the system to provide new opportunities for engaging young people around the region in creative pursuits.
Warehouse 508 is operated by the New Mexico Extreme Sports Association and offers programs for young people aged 11-20, from DJ classes and poetry slams to dance and visual arts. Located in downtown Albuquerque, Warehouse 508’s Youth Art and Entertainment Center is a laboratory for fostering discovery of new creative possibilities.
“We are inspired by Warehouse 508’s mission and the way they connect with young people and provide a wide variety of creative opportunities”, said Jim Spadaccini, Ideum’s Founder and Creative Director. “We are happy to be able to support a safe creative space for Albuquerque’s youth.”
Formalized in June 2018, Ideum’s Technology for our Community Program is designed to support our region by donating multitouch tables and displays to local nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies, such as schools, libraries, fire departments, and other municipal groups.
New Mexico, Ideum’s home state, consistently ranks poorly in public education. Ideum supports over a dozen local community-based organizations involved in improving the lives of New Mexicans, preserving our unique culture, protecting the environment, and working for social justice.
In the past year, Ideum has donated multitouch tables and displays to Albuquerque Economic Development, Bernalillo High School’s Spartan Techno Gears Club, and the Corrales Fire Department.
While Ideum donates hardware through the Program year-round, we can only do so as displays and touch tables become available. If you would like to submit a request to be considered for a donation, you may complete our online form. Please note that the Program is currently available only to New Mexico-based organizations.