Residents at ourÂ Carroll HouseÂ men’s shelter have a brand-new computer lab, outfitted with six desktops and a printer, thanks to students atÂ Thomas Edison High School of TechnologyÂ and theMontgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation. Â Students refurbished the equipment, and awarded the new lab to Carroll House in a competitive application process supported by the foundation.
At a ceremony at the high school, Edison student Henry Nguy said he was happy to be part of the project, which he hopes will help Carroll House’s 32 residents get to where they want to be in life. He expressed gratitude at being involved in a project that enabled him both to learn and to help others. He added, “I hope the project influences the men as much as it has influenced me.”
The lab will enable residents to work on their resumes and engage in job searches on-site at the shelter.Â Interfaith Works’ Kacy Barker, Carroll House program director, said, “This will change the lives of our residents,” adding, “We can bring more vocational opportunities on site.”
Resident Erroll said, “This will open the door to opportunity.”