U.S. Micro Corporation (www.usmicrocorp.com), a pioneer and leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry, announced that it will be the presenting sponsor for CFY-Atlanta’s Inspire 2012 annual fundraiser on Sept. 28, 2012. CFY helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and parents, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes. Attendees of Inspire 2012 will learn about CFY-Atlanta’s work and celebrate the positive effect the organization is having on student academic achievement.
CFY-Atlanta partners with local public middle schools to implement their Digital Learning Program, a whole-school/community partnership that supports 21st century learning. As part of the program, teachers are provided with tools and training on how to incorporate digital learning activities found on PowerMyLearning.com, CFY’s free K-12 learning platform, into classroom instruction and assignments to make learning more engaging and individualized; parents receive training on how they can become better learning partners with their children; and each family receives a free home learning center (broadband-ready computer pre-loaded with engaging educational content and links to PowerMyLearning.com) to take home and keep.
By donating computers and laptops to CFY-Atlanta, U.S. Micro helps CFY-Atlanta cost effectively create home learning centers for distribution through their program.
“U.S. Micro is a tremendous supporter of our organization, helping us impact more students, teachers, and families than ever before,” said Jeanne Artime, executive director of CFY-Atlanta. “Their ongoing financial support and donations of equipment are instrumental in allowing us to help people use digital learning as a tool for education and empowerment.”
“We believe that technology can motivate and inspire younger generations,” Jim Kegley, founder, president, and CEO of U.S. Micro said regarding the company’s reason for supporting CFY. “We want more people to engage with technology and learn through it. That is what CFY is helping people in our community do.”
U.S. Micro enables customers to donate a portion of their retired equipment to CFY through its computer donation program. For more information, visit www.usmicrocorp.com.
U.S. Micro Corporation
Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in enterprise IT data security. Founded in Atlanta, Ga., U.S. Micro processes over one million assets annually, serving Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Committed to a 100 percent no landfill policy, the company refurbishes and sells approximately 90 percent of the equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA-compliantly recycled at its Next-Generation IT Demanufacturing and Distribution Center in Las Vegas. U.S. Micro is R2 and G.R.A.D.E. (Green Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise) certified and recently achieved the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type II designation.
CFY, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in using digital learning to help children do better in school. CFY’s approach addresses the learning students do not only in their classrooms, but in all environments, including the home. The organization is unique in that it operates both “in the cloud” (through PowerMyLearning.com, a free K-12 online learning platform) and “on the ground” (through its Digital Learning Program, a whole school initiative that works hands-on with all three of the constituents that impact student achievement: teachers, parents, and students). CFY’s PowerMyLearning platform recently received significant support from three of the nation’s most prominent funders: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Additionally, CFY’s Digital Learning Program has grown to be one of the largest programs of its kind, having served more than 50,000 families from over 100 high-poverty schools nationwide. The program has demonstrated significant impact on student achievement, student engagement, parental involvement, and broadband adoption. The Atlanta branch of CFY, CFY-Atlanta, has served more than 4,700 families within the greater-Atlanta community since 2007.