Technical.ly Philly

Apr. 18, 2012 10:00 am

Temple Computer Recycling Center inducted into Computerworld’s Honors Laureate

Most of us don’t think much about what to do with our old computers once we’ve moved on to a newer shinier model. Want to donate your laptop? Temple’ Computer Recycling Center does similar work to Nonprofit Technology Resources, which will be accepting laptop donations during Philly Tech Week at WHYY in Old City next […]

Most of us don’t think much about what to do with our old computers once we’ve moved on to a newer shinier model.

Want to donate your laptop?

Temple’ Computer Recycling Center does similar work to Nonprofit Technology Resources, which will be accepting laptop donations during Philly Tech Week at WHYY in Old City next week.

See details here.

But Temple University’s Computer Recycling Center does. The center has been helping Philadelphians gain access to low cost or free computers as well as reducing e-waste by refurbishing forgotten computers since 2003, as Technically Philly reported.

Now the CRC and founder Jonathan Latko are being inducted into Computerworld’s Honors Laureate, the information technology and news publication’s honors program for organizations that use technology to enhance public welfare.

Since its founding nearly a decade ago, the CRC says it has sold or donated computers to nearly 2,000 Temple students and Philadelphians. The CRC also donates about 200 computers a year to community groups working to stock computer labs in under-resourced Philadelphia neighborhoods, according to the press release.

The CRC was nominated for induction into the Honors Laureate after Temple’s Computer Services department submitted a report about the project to Computerworld’s competition.

Temple’s CRC joins 200 other honorees in being selected from a field of 500 applications submitted from about 25 countries, according to the release.

The formal induction will take place at the Laureate Medal Ceremony and Awards Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2012, according to a release from Computerworld.

 

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Yael Borofsky was the lead reporter for Technically Philly from from December 2011 to June 2012 before leaving to pursue an urban studies graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an editor with the Breakthrough Journal in San Francisco. She loves hockey and coffee.

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