Last Thursday, Oleg and our Director of Community Engagement (Jennifer Ethridge) upgraded the computer lab at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. The mission of the Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Students now have 13 desktops running Linux Mint that they can use for homework, games, and other activities. Some students in the program stopped by the lab an expressed excitement over the updated computers.
Triangle Ecycling also donated a laptop for the Student of the Month, a program that we will continue over the next year. Thank you to Executive Director, Joshua Dorsette, pictured above with our Head Tech/Teacher, Oleg Nepliouev, for helping make this donation possible!
Triangle Ecycling is a nonprofit with the mission of making Durham (our home town) smarter, cleaner and more equitable. We do this by supporting education. We have a semester long computer tech internship for Durham Public High School juniors and seniors that teaches tech, teamwork and the soft skills of working in a real business that gives back to its community. We’ve had more than 100 interns come through the program. We also donate 10% of our profits to the DPS Foundation to support innovation and equity in the public schools. Finally we teach digital literacy and Internet safety through our nonprofit partners. We make Durham and our environment cleaner by recycling over 70 tons of e-waste a year – keeping much of it out of the landfill. We enhance equity by donating computers, tech support and education to any Durham nonprofit that educates kids and offer discount computers to help bridge the digital divide at our local Triangle VIP Store.