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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To improve the quality of life through technology.  Our mission is to encourage creativity and provide access to education for low income, at-risk, and/or health-challenged individuals & families. Using innovative computer technology and the Internet, we seek to provide education at all levels including cultural awareness and arts education programs.  By providing resources and services to facilitate our recipients’ use of this technology, we can ultimately help them lead productive, more successful lives. It is also our goal to evaluate existing and future technologies - with a focus on visual literacy and telecommunication - and the impact they have on our recipients and communities. Our classes are offered in our ACE Place Learning Center via cloud computing.  With the exception of SecureTech, all of our programs are part of our E3 Matrix of Learning:  Exposure, Education, and Experience.

Geographic areas served: NC, USA

Programs: Programs: •The ACE Place Learning Center - Educational programs to be accessed and tracked via the Internet. Included are K-12, GED Prep, Language (31 including ESL), Workforce Development (350+ courses) and our Arts & Culture program. All are self-directed/self-paced. •Participation Equity Program (PEP) - To facilitate the use of our online programs as well as govt. services and information to NC citizens, we provide computer equipment and high-speed Internet access to those who can not afford it. Recipients of our services “pay” with Participation Equity. •Challenging Minds - Online Arts, Culture, and Technology Challenges including a “Summer Vacation” program. We design, issue, and provide resources for stimulating challenges that involve creativity and/or technology. •Continuing Education - Tuition assistance program created to help those who wish to continue their online education beyond the capacity of Don’t Forget the Kids. We will provide financial assistance - up to $1,000.00 - to qualified recipients that have participated in our program at an exemplary level for at least eight months. •SecureTech Program - This program provides medical alert/emergency response systems to the elderly and disabled living alone.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My favorite classes are math and computer skills. I’m learning a lot about computers and I have my own email.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in this program is really fun. I learn about math and reading. I have fun playing the games. My favorite thing is art. I like to draw and they have contests. I would like my program better if my friends had it too. The people are nice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the challenging minds series. Some of the challenges are scheduled and some are pop-ups. I highly recommend them to anyone who likes art or needs to develop their computer skills. I include my kids whenever I can.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like the program and think I will stick with it. I tried before to do it in town but I don’t have a car. I took the bus when I could but I got behind and quit. I want to get a good job when I finish this.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I take classes online. I like them but what I like best is I don't have to find a ride to get there. I don't miss any classes.