Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grant Award: Computers for Learning

BETF and BDPA Richmond chapter partnered on a request for in-kind donation of computer hardware from the folks at the Computers for Learning (CFL). CFL is setting aside seven (7) computers (original cost: $34,816) for pick-up by BDPA Richmond chapter. The chapter plans to use them as part of their Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

Kudos to BDPA member Jackie Pryor for successfully working this in-kind donation. She refused to give up after being turned down by CFL with an earlier request.

The CFL program exists to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and some educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL program specifically matches the computer needs of schools and educational nonprofit organization with excess equipment in Federal agencies.

The CFL program's ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.

I encourage all BDPA chapters to take a close look at this program. In the meantime, please join us in congratulating BDPA Richmond chapter!

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