Claremont McKenna College to be Honored by Local Non-Profit Organization

Computers for Kids Foundation will recognize the students and staff of Claremont McKenna College for donating surplus computing equipment to the new De Anza Community Center in Ontario, California. Last fall, CMC students and staff contributed 30 surplus computers - many of them with Pentium processors - to the foundation in support of its mission to bring computers and training to children of need throughout the Inland Empire.

The dedication of the De Anza Community Center will take place on Friday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. The De Anza Community Center is located at 1405 S. Fern Street, Ontario, California .

"When the CMC community heard of this great organization, students and staff already had collected surplus goods," said Susanne Mahoney-Filback , assistant director of career services at Claremont McKenna College and coordinator of public service collaborations between the campus and the community. "We were very excited that our computers could be put to such great use. We look forward to supporting Computers for Kids Foundation this year."

Mahoney-Filback will represent CMC at the dedication with two student leaders who organize community service projects for the College, Jennifer Barr and Carrie Henning . Barr and Henning are both sophomores at Claremont McKenna College. Barr is a Spanish and government double major from Corralitos, California and Henning is an international relations major from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Computers for Kids Foundation was founded in response to the realization that kids from poor families are being denied access to Internet-based technology because the tools necessary are not available to them. Phillip Coates, a robotic engineer, founded CFKF to broaden the future for these kids and give them the tools to succeed. CFKF not only provides computers for use in children's homes, the Foundation has established five community learning centers where a number of computers serve many children.

Claremont McKenna College, ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 15 liberal arts colleges in the country, educates leaders in business, the professions and public affairs. The College has more than 1,000 undergraduate students who often lead community service programs for worthy non-profit organizations in the community. CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions.