TUSD is asking the community step up to help the district raise $10,000 for science, technology, engineering and math programming.

The Tucson Unified School District was awarded a $10,000 grant from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and is now hoping the community will step up and match the gift. It’s asking for donations of any amount by March 31.

The funds will be used for STEM initiatives, which include a summer camp for soon-to-be first-graders. Two middle schools — Booth-Fickett Math/Science School and Mansfeld — will also benefit. Booth-Fickett will create an optical robotics team and Mansfeld Middle School will use the grant for hydropower kits that show students how water is used as a renewable resource.

The donation is part of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s EdAhead program, which matches its employees’ contributions to their college education plans. The company then totals the matching dollars for each office for the year and donates an additional amount to the school district where the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. office is located.

The business credit and credibility company plans to continue its relationship with TUSD next year and hopes to inspire other companies to support local schools.