The NCAA recently donated more than 100 used Dell Latitude E6000 laptops to digital inclusion nonprofit Net Literacy. The Dell laptops were previously used by staff before the current laptops were provided in spring 2016 as part of the national office technology refresh. It was the single largest donation of laptops for the program.
“As part of the Indianapolis community, we are always looking for ways to give back,” said Mark Buroff, director of technology services. “Three years ago, after our last refresh, we donated almost 200 laptops to George Washington Community High School in order to further the technology efforts of Indianapolis Public Schools. This time around, the schools had benefitted from grants and donations, so they had enough computing equipment. That left us looking for other nonprofits that had a similar mission.”
Net Literacy was founded in 2003 by a middle school student. Students manage the nonprofit and fifty percent of the board of directors is comprised on students. Since its inception, it has engaged 4,500 student volunteers and donated 42,000 computers to K12 families, schools, libraries and other nonprofits helping over 250,000 individuals gain increased access to technology. In Indianapolis, Net Literacy has donated 17,000 computers to families and public schools. The nonprofit has also provided computers for over 1,000 computer labs in community centers, after-school programs and churches.
“We couldn’t be making a difference without the support and advocacy of some extraordinary partners,” Daniel Kent, founder and president of Net Literacy, said. “We’re thrilled that the NCAA has just made our single largest donations of laptops that we’ll use for K12 families throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana.”
For more information, contact Anita Nham at anham(at)ncaa.org or Daniel Kent at danielkent(at)netliteracy.org or checkout the NCAA’s blog on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6293494121856319488/