TDI Connect: Refurbish computers
(No technical experience necessary!)
Mill One, Unit A110, 1 North Johnson Avenue, Hamilton Township NJ (near Grounds for Sculpture)
See text at bottom for the description of the volunteer opportunity!
***PA3 would like to offer ONE DRIVER for each of the time slots listed below.***
In addition to signing up on the WASE Calendar website (below), please email Elsie Sheidler (sheidler@Princeton.EDU) to indicate that you will drive and how many passengers you can take with you. Elsie will let you know where to pick up your passengers.
SIGN UP: Please use the 2018 Month of Service WASE calendar (link is external). - SEE NOTE BELOW - When logging into the WASE calendar, participants will need to use their NetID (Month of Service is open to Princeton University staff, faculty, students and alumni). If you are having trouble with the WASE calendar, please email Elsie Sheidler (sheidler@Princeton.EDU).
***NOTE: AN ALUMNI-SPECIFIC URL IS BEING CREATED FOR THE WASE CALENDAR. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY.***
PA3 VOLUNTEER EVENTS AT TDI CONNECT
NOTE: The time slots listed below include 30 minutes of driving time from and to Princeton University campus.
If you are volunteering only and meeting the group at the TDI office, please plan to arive 30 min after the start time listed below. For example, the actual time of the event on Tuesday, January 9, is 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, Jan 9: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 11: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, Jan 12: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 16: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 18: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, Jan 19: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 23: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday Jan 25: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, Jan 26: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 30: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 1: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, Feb 2: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
THE EVENT: Refurbish donated computers with TDI Connect (link is external) to support the Trenton school district’s computer-assisted reading program. Currently there are more than 250 second graders in the additional reading programs across 12 elementary schools in Trenton. The goal is to have every second-grade student receive a computer to take home to help them in getting their reading skills up to speed. There is a strong correlation with reading ability of 3rd grade students with criminal activity. So, boosting the reading programs of 2nd graders in Trenton is the focus of this event.
TDI Connect is a local nonprofit that refurbishes donated computers and laptops and distributes the computers to local nonprofits, many of them schools. Volunteers are provided a 15-20 minute training which will provide them with the skills and knowledge to load software on to each computer. No technical experience necessary.
RELATED OPPORTUNITY: PA3 is collecting used computers to donate to TDI. Please see more information here.