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Contact: Yolanda Friday
Phone: (612) 341-2795
“Dr. Timothy Childs, Ph.D. gave one of the most comprehensive, eye-opening presentations at Governor Mark Dayton’s Economic Summit in north Minneapolis, which has led the north Minneapolis entrepreneur, scientist and father to be invited to dinner with president Obama. A press conference will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at the Minneapolis Urban League located 2100 Plymouth Avenue North at 11 a.m. – members of the media and the community are encouraged to attend.”
Minneapolis, MN. (IBNN NEWS/April 12, 2011)…“I had to check the credentials,” said the director of Dr. Childs’ foundation Ms. Yolanda Friday as she recalled the emails and phone calls received from Minnesota governor Mark Dayton’s office, alerting the north Minneapolis businessman that he would be taking a trip this week to Washington, DC for diner with President Obama.
“We get a lot of calls around here – they have to be screened before we pass them through the fire-wall,” says Ms. Friday. Dr. Childs has very efficient business people around him.
Later this week, Dr. Childs and his wife will be sitting face-to-face with President Obama and his wife Michelle.
Dr. Timothy Childs, Ph. D. is the president of TLC Precision Wafer Technology, a company located in north Minneapolis. TLC Precision Wafer Technology is a leader in providing reliable and innovative high performance products to customers in the millimeter-wave and high-speed photonic industries. Dr. Childs’ work includes, military and commercial telecommunications, security and automotive electronic and other applications. Child’s vision is for TLC to be recognized as a world-class company, responding to the world’s need for increased power, speed and reliability in microwave and millimeter-wave products.
While the company has achieved tremendous success so far, Dr. Childs’ is equally enthusiastic about his non-profit foundation. The TLC Education Foundation was established in 2000, as a collaboration between TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc. and a team of local community leaders. The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial support and assistance to youth seeking to attain a college education, with the goal of giving back to the Twin Cities’ communities.
Dr. Childs, father of 12, says, “God has blessed me professionally. It’s vital that that we don’t forget our children. I am obligated to return that blessing to the children in the form of educational opportunities.”
“I’m excited and nervous at the same time,” Dr. Childs said about his meeting with the President. “Not only will I have dinner with Mr. Obama and his family, I have a meeting at the Pentagon and the US Department of Education to talk about my program for students that are preparing for post secondary education.”
In his philanthropic work, Dr. Childs has managed to do a lot with a little. With a small grant ($9000) from Hennepin County, the Foundation sustained a college-preparation and tutoring program at four different sites for over a year. The Foundation also partnered with the Saint Paul Public Schools and the Saint Paul Minister Alliance with assistance from Saint Paul mayor Chris Coleman to have after-school and weekend tutor hubs to help youth prepare for the MCA2 testing.
About TLC Education Foundation:
In 2000, the TLC Education Foundation was founded as a result of a collaboration of TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc. and Team of Professional Community leaders in the Twin Cities (including High School and College Administrators and Teachers, job placement & training executives, child development professionals, entrepreneurs, etc.). The foundation is focused on promoting and supporting financially, the education of individuals with the desire and determination to obtain a college education in pursuit of contributing to the Twin Cities communities. More information can be obtained by viewing the TLC Education Foundation website at www.tlcedfoundation.org.
About TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc:
TLC Precision Wafer Technology is a leader in providing quality reliable and innovative high performance millimeter-wave products to customers in the millimeter-wave and high-speed photonic industries. This includes military and commercial telecommunications, security and automotive electronic and other applications. Our vision is to be recognized as an innovative company meeting the growing needs for increased power, speed and reliable millimeter-wave/microwave products. We will provide our customers a competitive advantage with an elite collection of products and technical support. TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc. will continue to be a sound, high integrity-based business. We extend trustworthy dealings providing both customers and employees valuable and dependable relationships. TLC’s mission and charter is to contribute to the advancement of millimeter-wave technology for military and commercial applications worldwide. Visit the website at http://www.tlcprecision.com.