Charlotte, NC – O. R. Colan Associates, LLC, (ORC) recently donated over 45 laptops and tablets to Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D).

Since 2013, E2D and local leaders, community educators, college students and volunteers in the Charlotte, North Carolina area have come together to create digital solutions to the Charlotte Region. Partnering with 140 schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) system, E2D provides computers, digital access, and computer training to over 7,000 families. One of the main goals is to close the “homework gap” students face when they do not have reliable access to a computer.

E2D also created “Re-Image CLT,” which helps train and employs up to 12 students as computer technicians to refurbish the donated laptops, helping them learn tech skills that will be useful in getting an IT job in the future.

To learn more about E2D, visit