USF Partnership Benefits CTC
May, USF and Network Ministries completed a successful pilot program
bringing computer science students into the CTC to work on IT projects.
As part of a formal senior project, two USF students, Jose Guadamuz
and Clark Goto, spent the spring term working Friday mornings
at the CTC. After conducting an audit of the equipment and network.
they concluded that the computers in the adult lab could be upgraded
for about $200 per unit as compared to roughly four to five times
the cost to replace the computers. Clark and Jose also located larger,
more updated monitors that were not being used at USF and physically
brought them to the CTC. As a result, our CTC clients are now enjoying
faster, better computers at minimal cost. Clark and Jose also helped
install the new XP operating system and worked on a range of network/server
This program was the idea of Chris Brooks, Associate Professor
in the Computer Science Department at USF. Plans call for expanding
the program to other nonprofits in San Francisco.
Special thanks go to David Galles, Associate Professor at USF,
who is also a former volunteer at the CTC and made the initial connection
at a mission day event at Calvary Presbyterian Church.