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Make A Difference This #GivingTuesday!

By CTN Staff

Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.That’s why today is such a perfect opportunity to take just five minutes and make an incredible impact on a child’s life.“Computers 4 Kids” provides broadband, computers, and training to over 60,000 disadvantaged youth.Will you please make a tax deductible contribution of $100, $50, $25 or any amount you can afford to our “Computers 4 Kids” program?Simply put, the program is providing...

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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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Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids Program Successfully Wraps Second Year of BTOP Distributions

By Mandy Hale

Two weeks ago, Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program held its last celebration event of the summer in Cookeville, wrapping another successful phase of the BTOP-funded program that has reached all 95 counties in Tennessee over the past two years. From the far northeast corner to the far western tip of the state, C4K distributed 700 computers to foster youth across the state this summer. The computers were awarded to youth who have successfully earned their diploma or or GED and are "phasing out" of the DCS program. "We are so thrilled to be able to play a small part in launching these youth into their futures, whether...

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