Dell Powering the Possible Grant Awarded to Discovery Lab @ Willie Mae Kirk

Press Release

August 28, 2012
Contact: Kanya Lyons | (512) 974-7379

The Austin Public Library and the APL Friends Foundation announce the award of a Dell Powering the Possible Learning Grant to continue the work of the Discovery Lab into 2013. The Discovery Lab, a science and technology center based at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch, helps young people develop the skills needed to fully participate in a globalized society. The Austin Public Library works with Dell to provide experiences that will help break the cycle of poverty and inequality and remove barriers to education and literacy through providing access to computers, cameras, tablets and software that encourages creative abilities. The Discovery Lab offers youth a range of puzzles and activities that exercise four skills: Communication and Collaboration, Innovation and Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Technological Literacy. For more information please call 512-974-974-9926 or visit

About the Dell Powering the Possible Learning Grant

Dell’s Powering the Possible program focuses on four areas of giving including learning, pediatric cancer research, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. All four programs are designed to give to others through the power to do more, through a combination of Dell technology and solutions as well as Dell resources and know-how. The Dell initiative at the Austin Public Library falls into the Dell Powering the Possible Learning category of Dell funding and is providing youth at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch a jumpstart on learning for life.