MLK day and making the world a better place

Have you ever wanted to volunteer your talents and help with fun projects like these:

* Refurbish computers for schools
* Teach students how to use popular software or online services
* Build a database for a nonprofit
* Help out in your school's computer lab
* Become an online mentor for students across the country

In the spirit of MLK day, is calling on educators and tech people to participate in connecting schools and non-profits with tech needs to those who can help. You can use the widget below to find projects in your area.

To quote, and Dr. King:

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"

BTW - MLK day is only the beginning. The projects will last more than one day.

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