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.
During the past four years, Net Literacy has donated over 23,000 computers to schools, libraries, churches, community centers, and other nonprofits!
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.
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 produced by middle school students showing how they learned about computers this summer – from the inside and out!