Upon hearing the call of the Superintendent of Schools in Stamford – that every 3rd grader in the city should have a computer at home – Garry Feldman founded Techcycle as a way to make this vision a reality. Techcycle solicits contributions of unneeded computers from area businesses and individuals, and then recycles them to families of 3rd grade students in Stamford who might not have the ability to purchase a family computer. Area high school students ensure that these computers are up-to-date and loaded with the correct software packages. Additionally, they staff a help desk to ensure that the recipients of the computers can have answers questions that they might have about their computers.
Techcycle’s Three Goals:
- Eliminate the digital divide so that every student has access to technology at home and can become computer literate
- Provide students with home computers to help improve literacy and math skills
- Provide high school students the opportunity to hone real-world business skills in computer service, training, and user support
To date, Techcycle has donated more than 8,000 computers to families in Stamford, CT.
Please visit www.techcycle.org to learn more about Techcycle.