Minnesota Computers for Schools

Mission Statement

Minnesota Computers for Schools works collaboratively with schools and educationally focused community organizations to provide technology solutions and skills training to individuals in need.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2017 we placed 3,038 computers in schools, nonprofit organizations and for students, working with 70 schools and 20 nonprofits. Provided technology training to 236 students through our Core:IT program. Recycled 191,827 pounds of computer waste.
Current Goals Goal 1 Adequate computer technology/equipment to meet organizational needs through NAID certification and increasing and maintaining donors Goal 2 Board Involvement in making introductions Goal 3 Training - to assess the workforce development program to ensure quality programs and viable funding for classes Goal 4 Build new database Goal 5 Create fundraising plan Goal 6 Evaluate organization rebrand 2nd half of 2018
Community or Constituency Served Our participants are low-income, with a high population of immigrant, refugee and ELL students. Our adult students typically are under or unemployed and most are at-risk youth populations.
Geographic Area Served Highest focus is in the Twin Cities metro area, but provide access to technology across the state of Minnesota.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/12/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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504 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612.383.2400
Website: www.mncfs.org

General Information

Alternative Name: MCFS
EIN: 20-1776702
Principal Staff: Tamara Gillard
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 14
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 311
Ruling Year: 2004


Board Chair: Erin Wait
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 9.4

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