GSA Administrator Unveils Donation of Computers to the Excel Academy Public Charter School in the District of Columbia

Donation made through GSA’s Computers for Learning Program

WASHINGTON– U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Denise Turner Roth and GSA Regional Administrator Julia Hudson hosted Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. City Councilmember LaRuby May, for a presentation of 50 computers, donated through the GSA’s  Computers for Learning program, to the Excel Academy Public Charter School.

Through Computers for Learning, GSA transfers excess computer equipment from federal agencies to schools and related nonprofits, placing computers in classrooms throughout the country. The program helps maximize taxpayers’ investments, while reducing landfill disposals of electronic waste.  By some estimates, re-using just one computer prevents 30 pounds of hazardous waste and 77 pounds of solid waste from entering landfills, and prevents over 17 gallons of water and 32 tons of air from being polluted.  

Friday’s computer donation is part of a broader GSA initiative to emphasize the agency’s role as a catalyst for economic development in communities across the country.

“GSA’s Computers for Learning program offers students access to technology to gain equal access to opportunity. The program is one of many investments GSA makes as an economic catalyst across the country. It’s good for kids, good for communities, and good for government.”, said Roth.

Schools and educational non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the Computers for Learning program can visit www.computersforlearning.gov.

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Last Reviewed 2016-03-25