GSAs Computers For Learning Program Provides Access to Technology
The U.S. General Services Administration donated 43 gently used laptop computers, 18 small tower workstations, and 24 17” flat screen monitors to Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. Combined, federal agencies in the Rocky Mountain Region have donated computers valued at more than $2.6 million dollars in fiscal year 2012.
GSA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator Sue Damour met with Frank DeAngelis, Principal at Columbine High School and Dan Cohan, Executive Director, today to encourage Colorado non-profits with an educational component and schools to participate in GSA’s Computers for Learning Program.
"The Computers for Learning Program is a win for everyone. Local schools gain access to the technology they need to ensure students can compete for the jobs of the future, while providing an environmentally responsible way for federal agencies to give new life to gently used computers and IT equipment,” said Sue Damour, GSA’s Regional Administrator."
Today’s event is part of a broader GSA initiative to inform schools in Colorado about the Computers for Learning program. Schools participating in the program can browse the available equipment by visiting computersforlearning.gov, select what they need, and pick up selected items. Area schools will then be able to integrate technology into the classroom and ensure that more children learn the skills that they will need to compete in the 21st century.
"The staff members at Columbine High School are grateful for the generosity of the GSA. The donation of laptop computers to our school will benefit the needs of our students and provide valuable resources for our teachers in delivering instruction and providing a quality education. Columbine High School strongly supports partnerships with community organizations in helping build a brighter future for our society," said Frank DeAngelis, Principal at Columbine High School.
The program reduces landfill disposal of electronic waste. By some estimates, reusing just one computer prevents 30 lbs of hazardous waste and 77 lbs of solid waste from entering landfills, and prevents over 17 gallons of water and 32 tons of air from being polluted.
The U.S. General Services Administration is proud to sponsor the CFL program and interested schools and educational non-profits organizations are encouraged to find more information on the CFL program.