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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Connected Tennessee Computers 4 Kids (C4K) Program Selected for NASCIO Annual Conference Give Back

By Jennifer Cobb

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will be hosting its annual conference in Nashville September 28-October 1 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. As part of the conference festivities, NASCIO selects a technology non-profit to sponsor in the city of each conference and Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program has been chosen for NASCIO's “Give Back” program. Since 2008, the C4K program has placed over 5,000 computers into the service of disadvantaged Tennessee youth, enabling over 90,000 hours of digital literacy training in 2012 alone. Show your Tennessee pride and help us make this the largest NASCIO...

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The Legacy of C4K

By Jennifer Cobb

The three-year federal funding term for the Connected Tennessee Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program has come to an end and we at Connected Tennessee want to thank the US Department of Commerce, NTIA, and the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development for their support over the past three years. The C4K program has made such an impact on the lives of youth over the last few years and created a legacy that will continue to support the preparation of our youth, our future. We understand the changing technological landscape in our towns and communities across the nation and are humbled to be the catalyst for growth and...

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C4K to Donate 26 New Printers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

By CTN Staff

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping youth in the Boys & Girls Clubs across Tennessee, Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program will be donating 26 new printers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley on Thursday, August 30 at the Moses Teen Center in Knoxville at 4 p.m. EST. The printers will be awarded to the club as a part of a donation made by Lexmark International, which has provided a total of 250 printers to the C4K program that will be distributed to Boys & Girls Clubs across the state over the coming weeks. The public and media are encouraged to attend. What to learn more? Contact Alyson...

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Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids Program Awards More Than 150 East Tennessee Foster Youth with Brand New Computers

By Mandy Hale

Last week Connected Tennessee presented more than 150 foster children across East Tennessee with brand new computers through the Computers 4 Kids program at two separate awards ceremonies in the Knoxville region. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded project deploys computers, academic support programs, and workforce training to two disparate, but especially at-risk, populations: those in the state's foster care system who are "aging out" as they turn 18, and youth who are active in the state’s 76 Boys & Girls Clubs. The program will impact the lives of nearly 60,000 youth across the state throughout the life of the grant....

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