Carroll Technology Council ‘s Community Computer Outreach

Westminster, MD – October 26, 2015 – The Carroll Technology Council (CTC) announces the launch of their 2015 90/90 Computers for the Community program; a community outreach initiative to provide 90 computers in 90 days to local community organizations. The program, which started October 1, 2015, helps to bridge the digital divide and provides technology resources to advance specific initiatives of community organizations in Carroll County.

Recipients of the 2015 program include: Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center, Carroll Community College, CHANGE, Inc. of Carroll County, Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Westminster Rescue Mission, New Life for Girls, Silver Oak Academy and the North Carroll Community School.

Recipients must demonstrate that the technology will further a defined organizational initiative and the partnership must contribute to CTC’s mission to provide resources and improve technology awareness in Carroll County. Carroll Tech Council’s 90/90 Committee Chair, Matt Day said, “This is an opportunity for the Tech Council to provide community organizations with technology that will be utilized by both the organizations and their clients. We see it as a great way for the Tech Council to assist our partners in furthering their missions.”

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director stated “Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is proud to partner with the Carroll Technology Council through the 90/90 Program. We look forward to distributing computers to Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County partner families to help increase their access to technology. Our partner families will benefit from this program as they, and their children, will learn new skills and have access to computers that would otherwise not be available to them. We thank the leadership and membership of the Carroll Technology Council for their hard work that made this wonderful program a reality.”

“We are grateful for the donation of computers to CHANGE, Inc. states Teresa Perrera, Director of Development for CHANGE, Inc. The computers that are being donated will be put to great use. Clients and staff are excited to have a workstation in their room. The new (to us) computers will go far in improving programming and what is available online. They will be used in each of our three program areas (Day, Life Skills and Vocational), to assist staff and clients in research of program topics, listen to music and watch movies and videos. As well as to use the computers to apply for jobs, prepare resumes and practice job skills.

For more information regarding the Carroll Technology Council’s 2016 Computers for the Community drive, please visit our website.

Carroll Technology Council
The Carroll Technology Council provides technology leadership, information, and resources to develop members’ businesses, build strong community partnerships, and advance technology in Carroll County, MD.
As an independent non-profit organization since January 2004, CTC has developed many programs to advance technology awareness, built relationships between member organizations, and expanded members’ business opportunities. As a valuable community partner, the Tech Council works to “bridge the digital divide” by bringing technology to individuals in need through the TechKids and TechWorks programs; CTC computer donations also help Carroll nonprofits to work more effectively. Capable of handling technology-related information requests and making technology service provider referrals, the CTC works closely with members and local media outlets to support the community regarding technology matters.

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