CFC will not be open the 3rd of July in observance of the United State‘s Independence Day.
Help Computers for Classrooms save lives by protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 with the CDC’s guidelines. Starting August 3rd, we will have limited volunteering services. Curbside pickup orders, computer repair services and donations are operational today.
Reservations are required for both repair services and volunteering — click here for reservations! Don’t forget to bring a mask.
Welcome to CFC, Providing Affordable Systems Since 1991 to Schools and Families.
Our mission is to help meet the growing demand for technology in classrooms, for low-income earners and other eligible candidates. Incoming donations of computers and accessories are processed by volunteers and our staff to then be distributed to those in need. All computers are offered at a discount; click here to see if our options fit your needs!
We believe all students deserve access to technology in order to participate on a level playing field. Students with access to readily available technology will reduce wait times in libraries, reduce school staff workloads, and give the ability for students to take their time while using technology.
Millions of students in the US don’t have access to a computer or the internet. According to the 2012 US Census, this affects low-income, black and Latino populations the most. The “Achievement Gap” in our schools between Asian/Caucasion and Black/Hispanics is the same as the gap between those having home computers and connection to the Internet according to Dr. Rob Fairlie, a Professor of Economics at California State University, Santa Cruz. Dr. Fairlie has found that students in their senior year in high school with a home computer/laptop are twice as likely to attend college.
Security is of utmost importance. Once we have a received a donation, we immediately extract any storage devices that potentially contain personal or sensitive information. Salvageable storage devices are securely wiped using tools on par with the U.S. Department of Defense. All other drives are physically destroyed or degaussed.
The majority of our units are preinstalled with Windows 10 are equipped with the 2010 Microsoft Office suite. Linux and Mac systems are sold whenever when stock is available, and are available for sale to the general public. All desktop and All-in-One units come with a year long guarantee and all laptop PCs are covered for a 90 day period.
Nothing goes to the landfill.
Want to earn a free computer by volunteering? Click here to learn more!