Thursday, April 20, 2000

University of Washington News, 4/20/2000 (Ann Robinson)

Making life compute: Volunteers spend weekends helping minority students learn computing skills at the University of Washington. Since January, volunteers with Black Data Processing Associates, a national non-profit organization, have been meeting with local high school and middle school students, providing them with a forum in which to nurture computer skills. The students are designing Web pages, programming in VISUAL BASIC, learning various hardware and software applications and gaining in-depth knowledge about the history of computing. Progress has often been remarkable, says Ann Robinson, founder of the local BDPA chapter.

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