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Everything you need to know about buying a refurbished computer

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

Why is purchasing a refurbished computer your best option? This is a very good question, and one that we at Comprenew answer every day. Some people are put off by the “refurbished” tag, but it’s important to know what that actually...

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Comprenew announces expansion into Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 04-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Comprenew is pleased to announce a significant expansion into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, which will provide proper electronics recycling services to people in those communities. This geographic expansion builds on the...

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Junior Achievement Girls' Dream Fair looks to inspire hundreds of middle schoolers

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

We have a growing nationwide STEM gender gap. Consider the following There has been a steep decline in the number of female graduates with computer science degrees over the past three decades. National surveys find that nearly two-thirds of...

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Comprenew becomes an e-Stewards Digital Equity Refurbishing & Recycling Partner

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI – Comprenew, a certified nonprofit electronics recycler, is part of a new e-Stewards initiative to address digital inequities in low-income communities. The Digital Equity Program incentivizes large corporate partners to...

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Greenpeace Report Card assesses top IT companies' commitment to "greener electronics"

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 12-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Greenpeace recently published its "2017 Guide to Greener Electronics Company Report Card," and it reveals there is room for improvement among the consumer electronics manufacturing industry in terms of reducing environmental impact. The...

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A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world. In that spirit, I'm writing to offer some insight into the proposed changes to the FCC rules regarding...

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WMCAT offers training for adults and teens with an emphasis in arts and technology

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Daniel Williams, Executive Director of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) discusses some of the organization's opportunities for adults and teens to further their...

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Google I/O Extended Conference to be held in Grand Rapids on May 18

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

An exciting Google conference, I/O Extended, will be held in Grand Rapids on May 18 at the Harris Building. Each year, Google holds their annual I/O event in California to gather the technology and developer communities and to announce new products...

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WMCAT to honor nationally-renowned pioneer in design thinking

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will honor David Kelley, founder of Stanford University’s d.school and design firm IDEO, for his contributions to design thinking at iBall 2016 on March 18 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel...

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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

On Thursday, February 11, local businessmen Jonathan Jelks and Alvin Hill IV will launch The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program at the Grand Rapids Art Museum aimed at exposing Grand Rapids’ youth of color to the technology sector and...

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