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WJLA/ABC Channel 7 Features Computer CORE’s Laptop Donations
April 21, 2020
Computer CORE’s empty classrooms were visited today by Tobias Rodriguez of WJLA / ABC 7.
Mr. Rodriguez was interested in the story of how Computer CORE is helping our students adjust to the pandemic shutdowns and job loss. Most of our students lost their gig and hourly positions, but some are still on the front lines at grocery stores or caring for the sick. The student interviewed for news coverage was on his way to a food delivery job.
CORE Volunteer Instructors and staff members have been busy since the shutdown, at first contacting all students to determine how many students could get online to participate in distance learning. We connect students without Wifi to free internet services. Current students with no computers at all are being provided with refurbished laptops. The students pictured are receiving their laptops and instructions at a safe distance from our headquarters parking lot.
Computer CORE accepts donations of used laptops year round. Please see specs and donation details on our Laptop Donations page.
“Our curriculum is geared to people who have never used a mouse, haven’t used a keyboard, don’t know about thumb drives and how to turn the computer on,” said Computer CORE’s executive director, Donna Walker James.