ATLANTA – The Administrator for U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Denise Turner Roth, today unveiled $51,000* in gently used laptops donated to Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School through the agency’s Computers for Learning Program. The unveiling ceremony – which took place on what would have been Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday – included surplus equipment previously used by GSA staff stationed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building. In the past three years, Georgia schools and organizations have received surplus property valued at more than $20M* from GSA.
Roth presented the equipment to Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Board Member Leslie Grant, APS Executive Director for Instructional Technology Dr. Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Vice Principal Barbara Shea, and the school’s 8th grade class. PowerMyLearning – a digital justice nonprofit helping teachers, students and parents in high-poverty school communities harness the power of digital learning improve student achievement – installed education-based software onto the laptops and participated in the ceremony.
Friday’s computer donation is part of a broader GSA initiative to underscore the agency’s role as a catalyst for economic development in communities across the country.