• Computer Systems Institute donates 20 new tablets to leading ESOL and literacy organization
• Technology will be used to facilitate free, personalized and flexible one-on-one tutoring with vulnerable individuals across the commonwealth
• Massachusetts ranks as one of the most educated states in the country, and yet has a high growth rate of immigrants and English Language Learners
Boston, MA, November 22, 2017 – Computer Systems Institute, a leading provider of academic programs focusing on business, computer science, and healthcare industries across Massachusetts and Illinois, and proponent of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) education and technology, is giving back to the community with a donation of 20 tablets to the Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM). The Dell Venue 10.1 inch screen tablets will enable students to access various learning resources as well as collaborate with others.
LVM impacts the lives of more than 1,000 adults across the Commonwealth each year by providing free, confidential and individualized tutoring in basic literacy and ESOL. For many with childcare responsibilities, transportation difficulties, or anxieties about learning in a classroom-style environment, this is the only program that can help ensure success and keep motivation strong.
Julia Lowder, CEO of Computer Systems Institute, who is an immigrant herself said: “I understand the challenges that people face when they move to a new country and cannot speak the language. That is why we’re supporting LVM in their mission to educate those in our community who are seeking development as they enhance their knowledge of our language and culture. These individuals have the potential to excel and giving them the right tools to support their learning is a step in the right direction to reaching their full potential.”
“We’re incredibly grateful for the donation of tablets. These will enable our volunteers to provide even more flexible tutoring and enable individuals to take their literacy to the next level”, said Roberta Soolman, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers Massachusetts.