WEB INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INC
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Philanthropy
Location: 643 E holly St. Louis MO 63147 USA
To improve information technology awareness and availability to the underserved through recycling/refurbishing and educational opportunities. To provide computer technology to underserved populations and community based organizations. Provide real world educational advancement through internships in a peer-to-peer mentor environment. Bridging the digital divide by offering computer training and hands-on experience to the adult population including seniors and veterans. Redirect redundant technology from businesses for recycle and reuse to save the landfills and put it back into the community.
Programs: We operate on a give back value-many of our programs are offered free in exchange for serives.We Recycle old/used computer technology for free programs and developmentBy recycling and refurbishing used technology we are able to provide students and nonprofits with complete computer systems and peripherals at an incredibly affordable rate and in some cases free. In cooperation with student organizations and representatives from local educational institutions we aim to promote available technology programs. Volunteer and Internship Recruitment We are dedicated to getting underserved populations the basic physical and intellectual resources they need to compete in today's world. With this in view internships, mentorships and volunteer opportunities are offered in various high-level fields of IT and business. Training and Education WITS offers hands on training in different technical areas: Hardware: Installation, testing and trouble-shooting.Software: Installation, set-up, and troubleshooting. Web Development: Dreamweaver Web Design, Flash Design, Image Creation and Animation, basic HTML editing. Database: Creation, maintenance, administration and web-interface integration. Computer/Electronic DemanufacturingWITS is the largest Missouri nonprofit recycler. With over 1.5 million lbs recycled in 2005, we have surpassed all of our client and business goals. We serve business, residents and individuals with low cost recycling services.
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5 people found this review helpful
W.I.T.S computer reuse program is really wonderful. Volunteering to get a computer or swapping old junk with new is a great thing in this economy. So much good stuff going back into our communities.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get the press to pay more attention to the new programs and unique programs they sponsor.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Meeting some of the families who receive computers and laptops that otherwise wouldnt. And to see the other items stay out of the trash with recycling programs.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
All diverse populations and most were really excited about the organization and its mission.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Have a new facility(desperately needed) and provide laptops to every child at poverty level trying to go go to college.
Ways to make it better...
They had more clients we could have served
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Lack of awareness of what they do and funding. The President should consider alternate funding sources to increase program awareness
One thing I'd also say is that...
It would be great if this organization had more exposure.
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About every month
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