CenturyLink Commits Additional Funding to Provide Computers for Students and Families

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Low cost computers available to thousands of individuals for $20

– PCs for People is a national nonprofit leading digital inclusion by providing affordable access to technology through the reuse of professionally refurbished computers

– The need for technology is vital due to current environment

– CenturyLink donated $50,000 which will immediately impact thousands of individuals in CenturyLink markets across the country

DENVER, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PCs for People is uniquely positioned during this unprecedented time to help low-income individuals obtain affordable technology. CenturyLink is furthering education through technology by making computers more accessible to students and families for home learning, access to telehealth, and more with a $50,000 donation to PCs for People.

Tom Judd – King’s Way Christian Schools in Vancouver, WA

“In our new reality of remote learning and work, access to technology is essential for students and families. PCs for People has

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Spring women refurbish old computers and donate to students

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SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — The need for computers this school year is underscored by the fact that so many students and parents are having to navigate virtual learning.

That’s why a mom from Spring is determined to refurbish as many used computers as possible and get them into the hands of those who need them.

“I think that education is the great equalizer and a big part of education these days is technology,” said Darla Purce.

The idea started after Purce’s neighbor came over with his used desktop computer and offered it to her son, Mikey, who didn’t need it.

Purce, who started out teaching herself about computers, wiped the memory and fixed up the machine before posting it online.

“I put it on Nextdoor to see if anybody needed one and the response was immense,” she said.

From there, she put out the call for more donated computers, and

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Students step in to refurbish computers as school needs rise

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A middle school IT club has found a way to use their skills to revamp old computers at a time when distance learning has made such technology indispensable.

Penguin Corps is a Linux club at the charter school Aspen Academy in Savage. Linux clubs provide a space for students to learn how to install and use open-source software. The students are using that knowledge to refurbish old computers for their classmates.

With the school opting for hybrid learning, the need for computers skyrocketed. 

“These kids very enthusiastically caught the open-source bug and took on the challenge of wanting to help their fellow students,” said Stu Keroff, a social studies teacher who directs the club.

Four hands work on two laptops.

Two Aspen Academy students and members of the Penguin Corps computer club work on donated laptops in Savage, Minn., on Wednesday. The club repairs donated computers for families that need computers for distance learning.

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Parents left frustrated over delays at getting computers for students :: WRAL.com

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WRAL’s Rosalia Fodera spoke with some Wake County parents who are upset their children still don’t have the technology needed for their online classes.

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NLESD says computers ordered for students delayed ahead of start to school year

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a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Terry Hall, CFO and Assistant Director of Education with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, says computers ordered for students this year are delayed. He's hoping to have the full delivery by the end of the fall.


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Terry Hall, CFO and Assistant Director of Education with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, says computers ordered for students this year are delayed. He’s hoping to have the full delivery by the end of the fall.

Students in the K-12 system will receive new Chromebooks this year to assist in digital learning, but the order is delayed and the school year is just over two weeks away from starting. 

The delay was expected, as written in the return-to-school plan dated Aug. 17, but the computers were to be distributed to all junior high and high school students — bought through the $20 million the province allocated to support digital learning.

Now, the computers will be distributed as they become available, with priority given to Grade 12 students currently without one. 

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“We have ordered all the Chromebooks based on the financing that was provided

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Donate: Help provide computers for North Texas students in need

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An estimated 25,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

Updated with how much has been raised.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, learning from home has become the new norm for tens of thousands of North Texas students. The technology gap between disadvantaged students is growing, limiting their ability to learn.

An estimated 25,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

WFAA is working to bridge the gap by getting like-new computers into the hands of students across the region.

WFAA has partnered with Comp-u-dopt, a Texas-based non-profit that works directly with families to distribute devices within our community.

For every $2,000 we raise, we can donate 10 like-new computers to kids. We have an ambitious goal of 500 like-new computers. As of 10 p.m. on Wednesday,

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Community partnership funds 500 computers for Aurora students in need

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) —  As families across Colorado try navigating remote learning, children in Aurora are receiving a helping hand. Donations are helping bridge a digital divide by bringing technology to students.

In late March, the Butterfly Foundation– known for supporting families after tragedy– decided to partner with a nonprofit to get computers in the homes of Aurora Public Schools students.

Joe Merrill with Rockwood Equity started with a pledge of $10,000, according to Butterfly Foundation. Then, a call for support on Facebook doubled the initial investment.

The money is being used to provide professionally refurbished computers to students in need. Alejandro DoPico leads a Denver business and nonprofit called PCs for People. His electronic recycling firm’s partnership with the Butterfly Foundation will allow 500 computers to be sent to families. All of the computers will have 1-year warranties, according to DoPico.

Aurora Public Schools has distributed more than 20,000

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Harris County putting $32 million toward WiFi hot spots, computers for students during coronavirus

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Students in need can sign up to receive free computers, hot spots, for online learning

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Do you know of a child that needs a computer and wifi access in order to learn at home during the coming school year?

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Di-No’s Monthly Tech Note

 

 

With the onset of the Corona Virus, the “bad guys” think they have a “green light” to take advantage of people. We are seeing many customers coming in with malware, fake purchases from fraudulent marketers, and intrusions into their private data.

Please be diligently aware of suspicious emails like fake shipping notices, fake bank account inquiries, fake credit card notices about purchases, and offers of funds owed to you. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it most definitely IS.

Remember, we are very knowledgeable and are here to help. Please contact us anytime you are not sure of what you are seeing on your computer, iPad, or iPhone. It’s much easier to stop a problem ahead of time instead of afterwords.

 

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