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      • To provide access to computer technology and skills training for under-served families, while eliminating electronic scrap “eScrap” in our nation’s landfills.
Address:
550 Mallory Way
#175
Carson City, Nevada 89701
United States
phone:
view phone775-883-2323
fax:
view fax775-883-7676
website:
ComputerCorps.org
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Description


Mission, Goals, Results and Needs


Our Mission



  • ComputerCorps is an internationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are dedicated to providing access to computer technology and skills training for under-served families while eliminating electronic scrap (eScrap) in our nation’s landfills.


Our Goals :  Refurbish  –  Reuse  – Recycle  –  Train



  • To receive computers and electronics from individuals, businesses, and community organizations.

  • To refurbish, repair, and upgrade computers, printers, and monitors.

  • To donate computer equipment to deserving individuals, organizations, and schools at little or no cost.

  • To recycle unusable parts and metals in order to save costs, generate revenue, and reduce landfill waste.

  • To train people in basic and intermediate computer technical skills - both software and hardware.

  • To provide volunteer opportunities for individuals who would like to help others in need.

  • To encourage community and corporate sponsorship for recipients of computers and training.

  • To provide the highest level of security of your data with our certified data destruct program.


Our Volunteers



  1. ComputerCorps is comprised of an army of technical, administrative, and facilities volunteers who carry out the mission of the organization.  More than 7,000 volunteers have invested more than 700,000 hours of volunteer service to date.


Our Focus


In addition to the recycling process, our focus is on providing computers and training to five main groups:



  • Low income, at-risk youth, and their families

  • Physically and other challenged individuals

  • Displaced workers seeking new technical skills

  • Technically challenged workforce

  • Senior community of 50 plus

  • Military personnel and their families


Our Programs


ComputerCorps is currently offering and developing programs to provide computers and training such as:



  • “Every Home A Classroom”  (Via Schools) works with school districts and community organizations to assure that every family with school age children has an internet-ready computer system in their home.

  • “Every Home A Classroom”  (Via TechCamp) is a vacation program for youth 10-15 years old to learn about technology and build their own computer system.

  • “Every Home A Classroom”  (Via Volunteering) is a program for volunteers ages 9 to 90+ to earn computer equipment and training.

  • “Techs-In-Training Program” (TECHS) for 16 to 90+ year old individuals who want to go beyond the basics of computer hardware and software.

    • ComputerCorps “Academic Success Labs” (ASLs) have been developed and set up for organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, Senior Centers, Conservation Camps, and Housing Developments.

    • Computer Training Classes and Courses are held for persons interested in learning basic computing as well as becoming computer and software A+ Certified.

    • Equipment and Training is provided to community groups such as Art Centers, Museums, Cultural Organizations, Church Schools, Indian Tribes, and Veterans Groups.

    • Service Learning Projects are conducted with groups such as Public & Charter Schools, ROTCs, Honor Societies, and Service Organizations.




Examples of Our Work


Our Results to Date Since 1997


The ComputerCorps Programs has produced the following results:



  • More than 9.0 million computer items have been kept out of the landfills by refurbishing, reusing, or recycling.  This represents more than 10 million pounds of electronic waste

  • More than 650 community organizations have made monetary and equipment donations

  • More than 3,500 corporations and businesses have donated

  • More than 8,000 private individuals have made donations

  • More than 7,000 volunteers have contributed their time and knowledge to ComputerCorps

  • More than 700,000 hours of volunteer time has been invested

  • More than 16,500 requests for equipment, services and training have been received

  • More than 16,000 computer systems have been upgraded, repaired and/or refurbished and returned back into the community

  • More than 13,000 individuals have been provided with equipment and/or training

  • More than 700 organizations and schools were provided with computers, service and/or training

  • More than 350,000 training hours provided to individuals and volunteers

  • More than $16,500,000 in repair, upgrade, networking, training, equipment, and other services has been contributed to individuals and organizations by ComputerCorps

  • ComputerCorps has received sponsorships, grants, program funding, and donations from organizations such as Harley-Davidson Financial, TRW, IBM, General Electric Corporation, Intuit Corporation, Schwab Bank, Irwin Union Bank, SBC Communications, Sierra Pacific Power, Southwest Gas, Rotary, Kiwanis, Sertoma, Soroptomists, AARP, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Harrah’s Entertainment, Peppermill, Circus-Circus, Hilton International, Employers Insurance, State of Nevada, State of California, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Justice, various medical institutions, and many others.


Our Financial Policy


ComputerCorps’ programs are structured so that the recipient can qualify for several types of assistance for low cost or no cost services.  Some recipients use volunteer credits instead of cash to acquire services or equipment.  Our charges for products and services are priced at a competitive rate, usually well below market.  We provide support and a warranty on most equipment and services that we provide for the community.  A recipient can decide what services and/or volunteer time they can donate to help support the mission and goals of our organization.


Our Needs


With the support and ever-growing demand for the programs that we offer, ComputerCorps has some urgent needs so that we can continue to grow and serve the needs of communities across the country:



  • Funds – We need money to purchase additional parts and software for the growing backlog of requests for repairing and upgrading computers.

  • Volunteers – Administrative, technical, facilities, and virtual volunteers are needed for various projects and programs.

  • Scholarships – Sponsors are needed to provide scholarships for kids and at-risk youth who desire to be involved in the “TechCamp TM” Programs or the “Every Home A Classroom TM” Programs.

  • Staff - Due to the overwhelming response for our programs, funds are needed to hire part-time and full-time salaried employees to meet our expansion needs.

  • Materials and Equipment – Materials and equipment are needed to enhance and improve our existing warehouse and production facilities. These facilities currently include 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, a 10,000 sq. ft. Technology Learning Center (TLC), and a 10,000 sq. ft. Refurbishing Center. 

  • Facilities and Property – Collection sites are needed in local communities to handle the growing problem of eWaste.  Regional facilities are needed in metropolitan areas for the processing of this equipment.  Property is needed for sites to erect these facilities.

  • Transportation– Trucks, tractors, and trailers of all types are needed to transport pallets and containers of donated electronics, in addition to standard passenger cars and pickups to be used by our volunteers.

  • Media Exposure - We want various ways to “tell our story” to larger audiences to encourage participation in our programs at all levels.  PSA (Public Service Announcements) are critically needed.

  • In Kind Services – Services are needed such as printing, advertising, and marketing as well as maintenance, landscaping, and construction.

  • Referrals - We need referrals and introductions to organizations and individuals that might assist us with the above needs.



Hours:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed