Re:Boot Sioux Falls – A Technology Drive and Technology Workshops for Area Non-Profits
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, DRACO, and Secure Enterprise Asset Management Team-up to Re:Boot Sioux Falls
Project Deliverables and Outcomes
DRACO is responsible for facilitating student recruitment, managing donations, and coordinating the efforts between ZEAL, SEAM, and other partnering organizations.
A series of Technology Literacy Workshops are being implemented by DRACO to assist and provide additional technical support to beneficiary staff and their clients.
DRACO is acting as a liaison to the public by hosting this technology drive, providing our beneficiaries with computers needed to enhance their important work.
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with DRACO and Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) announced a combined effort to provide local Sioux Falls nonprofits and small businesses with much-needed technology upgrades.
Sioux Falls area residents and businesses are asked to donate technology items such as laptops, desktop computers, and tablets that are no older than 5 years. No cell phones, TVs, free-standing monitors, etc., will be accepted. Any device that does not meet the donation criteria is encouraged to be recycled at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility or with Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) in Sioux Falls.
Donated computer and tablet hard drives are sanitized and basic operating systems installed, courtesy of SEAM, a Sioux Falls company that provides certified, compliant and secure data destruction, electronics recycling, and asset recovery of business technology equipment.
Over 100 systems have been collected through Re:Boot Sioux Falls!
Please visit the Re:Boot Sioux Falls website for additional details including types of devices accepted, drop-off days and hours.
Sioux Falls area nonprofits are invited to apply for desktop, laptop and/or tablet donations based on their organizational needs.
To provide our non-profit beneficiaries with the best experience as our partners in the Re:Boot Sioux Falls Program, we will endeavor to provide them with everything they have requested to meet their needs. Donated devices will be securely wiped of all data and refurbished, courtesy of SEAM, a certified data destruction, electronics recycling and resale company in Sioux Falls. DRACO, in coordination with DSU and USD students, will be creating customized workshops at Zeal Center to provide our beneficiaries and their clients with the skills and programming needed to fulfill their missions as it relates to their new technology.
Therefore, as a non-profit itself, DRACO is also accepting monetary donations to support the Re:Boot Sioux Falls Program in purchasing any missing peripherals (keyboards and mice), as well as setting up the workshops and providing basic software licenses such as Microsoft Office. Donations can be given online or checks can be made out to Dakota Research and Consulting Organization and can be dropped off at Zeal or mailed to:
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship
2329 N Career Ave. Suite 213
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Brienne Maner, Zeal Center Executive Director
Eric Sandhurst, Dakota Research And Consulting Organization (DRACO)
Marissa Begley, Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM)
Technology Literacy Workshop Development Lead – Jessica Zylla
Jessica is an N3 fellow pursuing her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of SouthDakota, specializing in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning. As an aspiring leader, her passions include helping others, meeting new people, and challenging herself. Throughout the Re:Boot Sioux Falls project, she has been able to use her extensive knowledge of technology and computer systems to contribute greatly to the success of the project. She is looking forward to coordinating the Technology Literacy Workshops with the help of students from Dakota State University!