Minnesota Computers for Schools works collaboratively with schools and educationally focused community organizations to provide technology solutions and skills training to individuals in need.
Minnesota Computers for Schools was founded in 1997 under the leadership of Governor Arne Carlson to provide technology to low-income and disadvantaged students. Legislative funding ended in 2000 and the Minnesota High Tech Association Foundation stepped in by soliciting private donations and developing an earned-income business model to establish financial solvency. As the program grew and became more self-sufficient MCFS became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in March 2005.
Since then we have grown to provide free technology training and certification courses to at risk youth and adults through community partnerships across Minneapolis and St. Paul. In November 2016, we were honored with a Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association in the category of Collaboration for Community Impact.
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