Local Programs for South Florida SIM Chapter
2/7/2011 - Your local SIM Chapter is requesting computer hardware donations for Per Scholas - see detailed request below:
South Florida SIM Member
Per Scholas is an environmentally-responsible nonprofit organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing education, technology and economic opportunities to under-served communities. Per Scholas offers a 15-week Computer Technician Training program that enables disadvantaged adults to become A+ Certified Technicians and begin profitable careers in the field of Information Technology.
Through this program, they have launched a new initiative to provide veterans in the Miami area with comprehensive services, including technology skills training, job placement and career counseling. Our veterans are particularly affected by the current economic downturn, experiencing 12.4% unemployment in Miami-Dade County.
Grant funds from Microsoft Corporation will supplement their efforts to recruit and train veterans. Still, in order to meet their goal, they are seeking computer hardware donations. You can support this initiative by recycling your retired computers and IT equipment with Per Scholas. They will recondition the best computers for reuse by program participants and ensure that all end-of-life equipment is recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
Specifically, they are interested in fully functional equipment with the following minimum specifications: Pentium IV processor or higher, functional hard drive (preferred), 512mb ram or higher, sound card, video card, ethernet network interface, CD Rom/DVD player, LCD and/or CRT monitors (15 inch or above) – no software is required to be installed on the units.
The Per Scholas Asset Recovery service had a distinct approach to delivering multiple streams of value to their partners. Corporations that engage this service will be able to take advantage of a high level solution for retired IT assets while fulfilling your corporations Strategic Corporate Responsibility demands for environmental impact. This is the premiere solution with a mission!
If your organization is interested in donating to Per Scholas, or you would like to learn more, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I may be reached by phone at (305) 371-0340 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration of this important project. I look forward to working with you.
James E. Osteen, Jr.
President, South Florida Chapter of SIM
Executive Director, Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition
(305) 371-0340 x 2
For additional information on the Per Scholas Asset Recovery Program please see the PDF located under the subfolder below - Local Programs Documents.