Emmanuel Donates Computers to Local Schools
October 29, 2010
Emmanuel's Information Technology (IT) department recently donated 100 computers to several local schools, including Fenway High School, Arlington Catholic High School, Saint Anthony's in Everett and Watertown Middle School.
This is the first time the College has been able to donate these computers to local schools. Each year, the Emmanuel IT department replaces a number of computers that are outside of the established computer life cycle at the College. The computer-replacement focus this year was on the computer classrooms and labs, which allowed the IT department to prepare these computers for donation in bulk with the help of Vice President of Programs and Partnerships in Education Sally Dias. Dias contacted many local schools that Emmanuel has built partnerships with, particularly schools that supervise Emmanuel student teachers in the education program.
"The receiving schools were delighted," said Manager of Technical Services and Support Al Osward. "Many of the schools struggle with finding resources such as technology. We are lucky to have the ability to offer our staff, faculty and students high-level technology and to be able to donate to these schools.
"One particular aspect of the donations that was inspiring was the staff at Fenway High, who had the technical know-how to setup and manage the computers we donated to them," he added. "Another school, St. Anthony's in Everett, wanted the computers but didn't know what additional equipment they would need or how to complete the necessary steps to get the computers running. Fenway High was kind enough to assist St. Anthony's and get their computers running."