Program Manager, Washtenaw Literacy
Digital Inclusion has been everything we could ask for in a partner! They are responsive, engaging, passionate and knowledgeable. Last year, they helped us set up a new computer lab on the east side of Ypsilanti. They have supported us through every step of the project. We could not have completed this project on time and on budget without DI's help.
High School Teacher, Hartland Consolidated Schools
I began a computer science program at Hartland High School. We were in desperate need of computers for this program but simply could not afford to go the "traditional" route. We approached Digital Inclusion with our needs and were thrilled to get a quote that was 1/3 the cost of new computers. The computers were prepared and installed on a very timely basis. The best part is they are the finest computers in the building! Outstanding performance!
Director of the Institute for the Study of Children Families and Communities, Eastern Michigan University
Digital Inclusion is a key partner in our efforts to help low-income households in Ypsilanti attain economic self-sufficiency. Many of our participants lack a working computer or internet connection. The work of DI and its students has enabled families to access educational and employment resources that they otherwise would not have been able to utilize. The pricing of DI's computers enables us to stretch grant and other funding to serve many more families than would any other supplier's computers. DI is a real asset for our community!
Willie J Powell
Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church-House of Solutions
Digital Inclusion built our computer lab and continually services the computers. DI furnished the lab with 8 desktops and 5 laptops. The lab is run by the Washtenaw Literacy which provides free tutoring in reading, writing, math, computers, English as a second language, GED, and work skills for the public.
As an under-resourced parent volunteer overseeing an underwater robotics club for fifth- through eighth-graders at a local STEAM school, I *super* appreciate the ability to purchase inexpensive, high-quality, fully-refurbished desktop and laptop computers and monitors for the students to use. (At such low prices for a nice, refurbished monitor, for instance, I do not mind when the student’s accidentally drop a monitor into a pool or river).
These monitors are particularly useful for students in the club that program inexpensive $35 Raspberry Pi single board computers; just add a $15 monitor from Digital Inclusion and a $5 mouse and the kids are all set with a sophisticated – and inexpensive – platform upon which they can code on Python.
And if *mere access* to such otherwise cost-prohibitive computer equipment is not enough, the staff at EMU’s Digital Inclusion is *also* very courteous and quite willing to work with the needs and limitations of prospective clients, offering them several hardware options (i.e. graphics cards, RAM, hard drive, etc.) at a range of price points. In fact, I was steered away from an overly-expensive – and unnecessary graphics card – and, instead, towards the purchase of more necessary memory, all within my quite limited budget.
I could not outfit this club if it were not for Digital Inclusion. Yay Digital Inclusion!