Recently, we were approved as a new partner organization by the National Cristina Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation which encourages companies and individuals to donate computers and other technology, which are then matched to charities, schools, and public agencies. This was the result of a grant application drafted and submitted by one of our volunteers (and wife of Board member Brad Barnes), Heidi Barnes, with assistance from UMI Network Administrator, James Rallo.
Periodically, we will be receiving computers from the Cristina Foundation for placement in schools in need that serve Native Americans. James Rallo has engaged the Combbat Robotics Team, which is comprised of students from two local schools – Astronaut High School and Titusville High School. Prior to shipping the computers to the designated Native American schools, six students from the Robotics Team, are volunteering their time to dust, erase all data, and install software on the computers under the supervision of James, one of the team mentors. Many thanks to these students for giving of their time to help Native American students!