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Welcome to Computer Connects

Every Saturday, many schools gather to work together to repurpose thousands of computers in support of the Community Connects and Senior Connects programs. During weekdays, high schools and colleges also repurpose computers providing thousands of computers for schools. 

Net Literacy has donated over 37,000 computers to the families of students without a computer at home, schools, public libraries, afterschool programs, churches, community centers, and other nonprofits!

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Net Literacy Student Chair David Johnson (Far Left) teaching student volunteers

Net Literacy Student Chair David Johnson (Far Left) teaching student volunteers

Schools use the computers to build computer labs, place computers in the classrooms, and provide computers to families not having a computer at their home.

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Dan, Will, and Brian (L to R) - Net Literacy's first three Student Chairs continue to volunteer at Computer Connects

Dan, Will, and Brian (L to R) – Net Literacy’s first three Student Chairs continue to volunteer at Computer Connects

Student volunteers dispose of unusable computers in an EPA compliant manner, preventing computers and monitors from being delivered to landfills. This is especially important considering that the monitors that are buried in landfills have toxins that could potentially affect the quality of life of succeeding generations of Americans. Net Literacy is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and installs Microsoft, Open Source, and other software on these computers.

Watch the video below that explains how Net Literacy was able to afford installing Microsoft’s world class operating system on thousands and thousands of computers. Thank you Microsoft!

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Also watch the video below produced by middle school students showing how they learned about computers this summer – from the inside and out!

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