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USF Partnership Benefits CTC

In 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 issues.

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.