Following a recent office-wide computer upgrade, ERO employees set out to find schools that could use the surplus computers.
“ERO officers, employees and their families live, work and go to school in these communities,” said Enrique M. Lucero, field office director for ERO San Antonio. “Everyone knows school budgets are tight these days. Finding schools that can use our surplus computers is a win-win situation for students and taxpayers.”
Within hours of advertising the computers on the Computers for Learning website, ICE began receiving dozens of inquiries. There were more inquiries than there were surplus computers.
The Computers for Learning program, administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, allows federal government agencies to transfer excess computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need.