Davidson College honored students, faculty, staff and community members for their academic achievements and service to the community at the 2014 Spring Convocation Tuesday morning. The honorees included soon-to-be graduates as well as local residents Pat Millen and daughterFranny, for their Eliminate the Digital Dividecampaign to put computers in the
Davidson-based nonprofit E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) was founded in early 2013 to put computers in the hands of Davidson Elementary School students whose families could not afford them. One year, thousands of donated dollars, and hundreds of laptops later, the organization has nearly achieved that goal – in both
Dear E2D Friends,
We need your help. You have been a great supporter of E2D. You have supported us with your time, your participation and, in a lot of cases, with your hard-earned treasure.
We are incredibly grateful.
Please let me say this again: E2D is incredibly grateful to you for
Pat Millen ’86 took an issue brought to light by his daughter, worked to find a solution, and developed a blossoming initiative in the town of Davidson.
Millen teamed up with Davidson College’s Civic Engagement Center, the Ada Jenkins Foundation and other community members to conceive E2D, a nonprofit project
A seventh grade girl’s recognition that some students in her school suffered educational inequality for lack of a computer in their homes has become a small town success story in elimination of its “Digital Divide.”
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MY FOLLOW-UP COMMENTS ARE IN BOLD IN THE MARGINS. (THIS DOES NOT MEAN I’M shouting. I’m not.)
Friends! WELCOME TO “E WEEK!” THAT STANDS FOR “ELIMINATION WEEK.”
BY THE END OF SATURDAY, 54 FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY WILL HAVE LAPTOPS AND WIRELESS ACCESS IN THEIR HOMES FOR THE VERY FIRST