Our network

Photo Gallery | GSA Donates Computers to Suitland High School

The General Services Administration of the National Capital Region (GSA)  donated a truckload of Dell and HP computers and equipment to Suitland High School on Thursday, October 20th as part of their "Computers For Learning Program." This program is an effort to help local students build the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of the future.  

 

“We believe we do a great job of building, leasing, and constructing federal buildings throughout the region, but wanted to be more involved within the communities where we build. It's for that reason this program is so important. We are here for the students and understand we need to prepare them for the future. By giving schools computers and equipment, we are granting them access to compete in the 21st century,”  explained Julia E. Hudson, GSA’s Regional Administrator.

 

Each year federal government agencies donate hundreds of thousands of pieces of computer equipment to local schools and eligible community groups through the Computers for Learning Program. This event was part of a broader GSA initiative to inform schools in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and Northern Virginia about the program. 

 

“This partnership is really important to our schools in Prince Georges County. In the world we are living in, technology is a competition. Our goal is to make sure our kids are ready for that competition and will thrive in it. Providing computers is the first step in doing this.  The next step will be to offer free Wi-Fi at our schools,” explained Dwan Jordan, Principal of Suitland High School

 

All schools and educational nonprofits serving the K-12 population are eligible to receive computer equipment through the "Computers For Learning Program"  as long as they can provide a valid National Center for Educational Statistics number. Educational non-profits must provide a 501(c ) tax identification number.

 

“Our students aren’t only competing locally, but globally. Prince George’s County has tremendous talent, and with the GSA's generous donation,we will provide them with the tools necessary for them to continue this talent and be successful in the future,” said Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite.

 


For additional information about the Computers for Learning Program, visit www.computersforlearning.gov