SALT LAKE CITY, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neumont University, a private institution that grants bachelor's degrees in computer science and related fields in three years, kicks off April with a service project assisting in the donations warehouse at the Road Home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
"When I joined Neumont University last summer the school already had one of the top computer science program's in the country," said Shaun McAlmont, Neumont University president, "and we're all very proud of the university's students' and our alumni's achievements. But we want to be more. We want to be a force for good in the community as well."
McAlmont encouraged the staff leadership and faculty to look for ways to serve in the community. Since Neumont students attend school year round, organized service opportunities would need to take place in between breaks so as many staff and faculty could participate as possible. Last fall Neumont helped Utahns Against Hunger. This year, at the Road Home shelter, Neumont participants will be helping to receive donations that come in the form of clothing, supplies and other goods that need to be unboxed, sorted and organized.
"There are plenty of ways to serve in this community." McAlmont continued, "And I'm proud of our team for making it a priority."
Ninety-seven percent of Neumont University students are employed in the field of computer science within six months of graduation with an average starting salary of $63,000. Neumont University was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2003, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering an accredited bachelor's degree in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. More information is available at www.neumont.edu.
The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. The Road Home provides emergency shelter and personalized case management to help people identify and overcome the obstacles that have led them to becoming homeless. In addition to operating the largest shelter in Utah, The Road Home also address a spectrum of needs that people experiencing homelessness encounter from supplying a bus token to providing comprehensive housing programs that help people move into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Visit www.theroadhome.org for more information.
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