CENG Fundraiser and Community Support for Monta Loma Laptop Drive
By Nathan Huang, Secretary, May 26, 2017
Money Raised by Selling Duct Tape Wallets
On May 20th, the Computer Engineers of the Next Generation (CENG) club organized a fundraiser in the Mountain View Community Yard Sale held in Rengstorff Park. Club members set up a booth where they sold handmade duct tape wallets donated by member Alyssa Tan. We sold 30 wallets and raised around $180. The new funds will be used to acquire a new Chromebook for Monta Loma Elementary.
Monta Loma Laptop Drive
CENG held a used laptop drive at Monta Loma Elementary from May 8 to 26 to provide access to technology for more of the school?s students. Our goal is to collect 21 laptops. We had 11 laptop donations and plan to buy a Chromebook for the school. The donated laptops will be refurbished and distributed to the students of Monta Loma in the fall. Community members who wish to donate their used, password-disabled laptops may drop them off at the Monta Loma office between Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Monta Loma Elementary is located at 460 Thompson Road, Mountain View, CA 94043.
CENG Year-End Party
CENG also recently held a party at The View Teen Center to celebrate the conclusion of the school year. Did we recognize our various club members? accomplishments and announced new positions for next year. We remain committed to providing free after-school computer coding classes to the community. Collectively, we have accumulated 704 volunteer hours and provided $28,200 worth of coding classes to the community. Moving forward, CENG will introduce a new junior mentorship program and offer Parent Technology classes with the TechBridgers. CENG had a lot of landmark moments this year and we hope to accomplish even more next year.
Computer Engineers of the Next Generation (CENG) Club is founded by a group of dedicated high school students who want to improve computer literacy of elementary school students by offering free after-school computer programming classes to disadvantaged communities. CENG has offered courses in the past at Santa Rita, Monta Loma Elementary, and St. Athanasius Parish. Find us at cengclass.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.