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The Teaming for Technology program at the Raleigh Boys Club has paired with players in the Carolina Football Development League to teach them how to refurbish computers. As part of the Teen Tech program, the players will then teach middle-school boys how to refurbish computers. The program encourages mentoring and the computers are then donated to schools, nonprofit or community organizations, or low-income children. This program helps teens acquire marketable skills and helps to eliminate the digital divide in the state.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p18 Periodical Website
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28219
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The Goodwill Community Foundation in Raleigh is helping to get rid of the digital divide in the Triangle Area. The foundation works to teach basic computer skills to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The educational program is free and more than 3,000 people completed courses in the program in 2006.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p17 Periodical Website
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28221
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The One Laptop Per Child project is creating a for use by children in developing countries. The laptop will use Red Hat’s Linux operating system and will serve as a textbook, library, telephone, camera, and a link to the internet those children. The Raleigh based company hopes individuals will use its open source software to improve the operating system for those who will use the laptop in countries like Rwanda, Uruguay, Libya, Brazil, and Nigeria. Developers are excited to work on the innovative software for the project and help improve the lives of less fortunate children.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p19 Periodical Website
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28223
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Chapel Hill’s Judy Hallman is the executive director of RTPNet. RTPNet helps provide information technology service to over 100 nonprofit and community organizations in North Carolina. Before helping start RTPNet, Hallman worked for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and helped introduce computers and the Internet to the university. Hallman is retiring from her job soon, but will continue to do similar work developing open-source content management software for nonprofits.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p23 Periodical Website
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28222
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The e-NC Authority and Jane Smith Patterson are working to bring broadband to North Carolina’s most distressed counties. This service also brings training and education essential to finding and creating new jobs. Without access to technology and broadband internet service, economic development in rural counties of the state will suffer.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p20-21 Periodical Website
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28218
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North Carolina Democratic Governor Mike Easley is popular because he rarely addresses tough issues and is not visible to the public. Easley is not the leader North Carolina needs and has done little to address corruption, the public financing of elections, transportation, the tax system, environmental issues, the mental health crisis, or the prison crisis. The only real work Easley has done is with education, but his plan lacks ambition and fails to serve those who need help the most.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p15 Periodical Website