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AFTRR Member Charles Brennick Receives Jim Lynch Award

The recipient of this year's Jim Lynch Award is AFTRR’s very own Charles Brennick. His nonprofit, Seattle based InterConnection is a very successful nonprofit refurbishment center. Interconnection was founded in 1999 by Charles and started as one of the few refurbishers to supply thousands of PCs to low income area schools and nonprofits in developing countries.

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AFTRR to Participate in 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference

The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse will be conducting a three hour set of presentations and a general meeting at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference to be held in Houston, Texas on October 24 thru 26, 2016.  (http://www.ereuseconference.com/)  AFTRR members attending this conference qualify for a $50 deduction from the registration fee by using code

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AFTRR Partners Share Connections to Help the Bottom Line

Dave Sevick, Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Computer Reach in Pittsburgh has been refurbishing computers for 16 years.  His organization serves Pittsburgh and Western PA as well as projects nationally and in 30 other countries. After such a long time refurbishing and having such a great impact, Dave thought he knew all he

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AFTRR Members Share Recent Computer Donation

VA STAR donates to the Techs for Troops Project – Virginia STAR Virginia STAR and the Techs for Troops Project entered into a partnership to assist their organization in supplying military families with the technology they need as well as education and training to transition them to civilian careers. Mark Casper (right), the director of

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HUD Expands ConnectHome Project – Potential for AFTRR Collaboration

On July 15, 2016 the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, announced in conjunction with Comcast an expansion of the availability of low-cost broadband services to eligible HUD households within Comcast's entire service area footprint. This effort is an expansion of HUD's one year old ConnectHome project.  Representative of the AFTRR Steering Committee

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: News & Updates|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on HUD Expands ConnectHome Project – Potential for AFTRR Collaboration

The Digital Divide is Much Wider Than You Think

Tracy Moore shares updated statistics on just how wide the digital divide remains in certain parts of the US.  The three-legged stool analogy is used to explain what the primary ingredients for success must be. Read more at:  http://theweek.com/articles/629994/digital-divide-much-wider-than-think  

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: News & Updates|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Digital Divide is Much Wider Than You Think

National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) wrapped up its first National Conference in Kansas City in May.   NDIA is a unified voice for local technology training, broadband access and public broadband access programs.  NDIA recently wrapped up its first national conference held at the Kansas City Public Library.  Nearly 200 attendees participated in presentation, discussions

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Alliance For Technology Refurbishing and Reuse Founded

Representatives from seven nonprofit refurbishers along with representatives from the National Cristina Foundation established the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR)

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