PCs for People distributed 100 Computers in Alamosa, CO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rachel Cleaves Kristin Lacy Julie Seltz David Lopez
Executive Director Programs Coordinator Executive Director Project Intern
Westwood Unidos Re:Vision PCs for People Urban Land Conservancy
(720)217-5468 (405)742-7844 (720)278-7725 (303)377-4477
Collaboration Provides 50 Computers and Internet to
Community Members of Westwood Who Lack Technology at Home
Denver, November 19, 2016 – With the help of PCs For People, two community organizations, Re:Vision and Westwood Unidos, will provide free computers and Internet hotspot devices to 50 Westwood families this week. The computers and hotspots will be distributed to the families on Saturday, November 19, between 1:30 and 3:00 PM, at a community gathering space, RISE Westwood, located at 3738 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. There will be a tent providing information about PCs for People open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the same location.
The event itself is part of a larger, comprehensive initiative to help bridge the digital divide and homework gap that exists between families that have access to connected computers and those who don’t. PCs for People will provide a training for each person and then they will receive their computer for free.
The event will occur at RISE Westwood, a new community hub owned by Re:Vision that serves the Westwood community by providing the Food Market run by Re:Vision and La Casita Community House run by Westwood Unidos. The Urban Land Conservancy was instrumental in organizing the collaboration for this event.
PCs for People, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, is a nonprofit social enterprise focused on bridging the digital divide by providing affordable computers and Internet connectivity to low-income families and students.
Westwood Unidos is a grassroots organization that puts Westwood residents in the lead to create a healthy community. Community members have worked for the last 8 years to successfully open a new bus route on Morrison Road and re-develop blighted streets into safe areas. Westwood Unidos runs La Casita Community House, a community center where local people can take and teach classes like zumba, aerobics, yoga, self-defense, tae kwon do, guitar, and piano.
Re:Vision works with people in economically marginalized neighborhoods to develop resident leaders, cultivate community food systems, and create an economy owned by the community. Re:Vision has a community-run market that operates three days a week in Westwood selling local, organic, affordable produce to the community.
The Urban Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization the purchases lands and facilities for community benefit. They are leaders in generating affordable nonprofit space in Denver, have been active in strengthening the Westwood neighborhood, including redeveloping the blighted Thriftway site.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kristen Collins Julie Seltz Lauren Yergeau
Community Engagement Specialist Executive Director Marketing & Communications Mgr.
Greenlee Elementary PCs for People Mobile Beacon
(720) 424-6829 (720) 278-7725 (401) 934-0500
Collaboration Provides Computers and Internet to 100 Greenlee Elementary Families to Increase Computer Literacy
Denver, November 8, 2016 – With the help of a few community-focused organizations, Greenlee Elementary will provide free computers and Internet hotspot devices to 100 Greenlee families this week. The computers and hotspots will be distributed to the students’ families on Wednesday, November 9, at 5:30pm, at the school’s campus at 1150 Lipan St.
A local nonprofit business PCs for People will distribute the computers to Greenlee families who don’t have one at home, with a special focus on Early Childhood and fifth grade households. The goal of the give-away is to introduce computer skills at a young age and to encourage computer literacy among students and families. Recipients of the computers will use them for job applications, revision of math and reading skills with their children, as well as a multitude of other uses.
Mobile Beacon, a provider of high-speed Internet access to nonprofits, schools, libraries and low income communities, is generously funding the majority of the cost of this program, in addition to providing the broadband hotspot devices for free.
Greenlee Elementary, in west Denver, enrolls 350 students and houses K-5 grades as well as an Early Childhood Education program. 93.6% of Greenlee’s students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch and 21.3% are English Language Learners. Greenlee serves a diverse population - 91.9% identify as students of color.
PCs for People, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, is a nonprofit social enterprise focused on bridging the Digital Divide by providing affordable computers and Internet to low-income families and students.
Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), provides services to and empowers families, students, and community members so that they can be strong partners in the education of Denver Public School students.
AmeriCorps Urban Education Corps, strives to engage Denver families in local schools in order to increase attendance and retention with the student population.
Mobile Beacon is dedicated to providing affordable, mobile, high-speed Internet access to other nonprofits, schools, libraries and low-income communities so they can better carry out their missions.
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Monument, CO (October 21, 2016) - Tri-Lakes Cares is receiving 20 computers from PCs for People and Blue Star Recyclers. This donation of PCs was made possible through a grant received from the Monument Hill Kiwanis Foundation. The computers will be distributed to the clients of Tri-Lakes Cares on Friday, October 28, 2016 starting at 10:30 AM at the Tri-Lakes Cares building located at 235 Jefferson Street in Monument, Colorado.
"We are honored to be the recipient of these 20 computers. Out clients will now be able to have a computer in home so that their children can do their homework or where they can work on upgrading their skills," said Kimberly Wisenhunt, Operations Manager at Tri-Lakes Cares.
PCs for People, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, restored the computers to be distributed. PCs for People is a Minnesota-based nonprofit with a mission of bridging the digital divide and providing affordable access to low-income families with children. For more information, visit www.pcsforpeople.com.
Blue Star Recyclers, who also provided the used computers, is a Colorado Springs based nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of recycling electronics to create local jobs for people with disabilities.
The Momument Hill Kiwanis Foundation has been supporting youth and the community, with a particular focus on the Tri-Lakes area of northern El Paso County, Colorado since 1974.
About Tri-Lakes Cares
Tri-Lakes Cares ("TLC") is a community based, volunteer supported resource center whose mission is to improve people's lives through emergency, self-sufficiency, and relief programs. Launched in 1984, TLC has been serving the Tri-Lakes area of El Paso county for 32 years, providing for the basic needs of low-income people. Tri-Lakes Cares offers a food pantry, volunteer medical clinic, case management, housing and utility assistance, seasonal programs, and more to help people navigate and overcome poverty.
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200 Families Gifted Computers Through Unique Partnership
Colorado Springs, CO – August 2016 –
Overview: With the help of five different nonprofit organizations Atlas Prep will be providing computers and Internet connectivity for 200 of their students through a special event on September 1st. These partners include:
a. Blue Star Recyclers, who provided the used computers and other equipment for the students. Blue Star is a Colorado Springs based nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of recycling electronics to create local jobs for people with disabilities. www.bluestarrecyclers.com
b. PCs for People, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, refurbished the computers to be distributed. PCs for People is a Denver based nonprofit with a mission of bridging the digital divide and providing affordable access to low-income families and children. www.pcsforpeople.com
c. Mobile Beacon is a Rhode Island based nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable, mobile, high-speed Internet access. Through Mobile Beacon, PCs for People is able to further their mission of affordable internet access. www.mobilebeacon.org
d. Beanstalk Foundation, a Denver based foundation, who (with a second community donor) provided over 80% of the cost for the computers. www.beanstalkfoundation.org
d. InterQuest Rotary Club, a Colorado Springs-based service club provided a significant portion of the funding to purchase the computers, and all of the September 1st distribution event volunteers. Rotary is the largest service organization in the world serving over 160 countries. InterQuest’s mission to assist education is why this computer event is important them. http://cospringsinterquestrotary.clubwizard.com/
Thursday, September 1
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Atlas High School
1450 Academy Park Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Main Entrance: located on the west side of the building facing the Nissan dealership.
Atlas Preparatory School
719.358.7196 ext. 301
1602 S. Murray Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Claudia helps our first customer at the new Alameda Ave office.
(DENVER) Aug. 1, 2016 Press Release – The Denver branch of PCs for People is moving to a new retail location at 1548 W Alameda Ave Denver, CO, 80223 effective Aug. 1. With a new storefront and plans for additional warehouse space, PCs for People is working hard to expand its reach beyond the Denver Metro Area, bringing low-cost computers and high-speed Internet access to more low-income families and nonprofits across the state.
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