Mindtriggerz

The Mindtriggerz Project refurbishes donated computers and components, installs educational software and then places them in the homes of children in our area who could not otherwise afford them.

Mindtriggerz Project Logo featuring Jesse's face

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Below are our latest general posts about The Mindtriggerz Project:

February 28, 2012 - Updates in Technology

Hello readers and supporters of the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust! We wanted to provide some updates on what we’ve accomplished on the technology side as well as some other interesting tech news. First we’ll talk about the local issues. As of last week, we have delivered our 78th computer to a deserving family through our Mindtriggerz project. We are on schedule to deliver our 100th computer this year. We would like to give a special Read more »

February 28, 2012 - TED Talk on the Digital Divide

Below we have shared a short TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk given by Aleph Molinari regarding what the oft used term "Digital Divide" means. He makes a very interesting case for the reality and proposes a way of thinking about the problem that may lead to some real and meaningful solutions. Growing up, Jesse and I would discuss this subject quite often, as we could see the effects of the digital divide all around us. Let me be clear Read more »

April 10, 2012 - J is for Jesse: gardening, grants and current events

On Jesse's birthday, March 10th, we visited the Dunbar Memorial Garden and were given not only a sneak peek at what's in store work-wise but also a curiously formed branch on the yellowwood, which we are now calling our "J is for Jesse" tree. Those who knew Jesse's incredible genius and energy can attest to the fact that if a miracle might be made, he'd find a way. While the students were on Spring Break last week we utilized the time to assess, Read more »

November 18, 2012 - The Jesse Higginbotham Neighborhood Center

Formerly the "Valley Park Shelter" On Saturday, October 6th in conjunction with the annual opening of the Mindtriggerz Project Training Lab at the Valley Park shelter, the Trust hosted its fall picnic. We were honored to have in attendance members of our City Government who coordinated a dedication ceremony in honor of Jesse. 11th District Council Member Peggy Henson, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Chris Cooperrider and the Trusts Director Read more »

November 19, 2012 - CommUnity

Jesse loved using the word "Unity" and I think he'd be proud of what we have accomplished and continue to do in his honor. I also like to think he'd have a good chuckle at how we have involved the Open Source Community in our work. The Mindtriggerz Project computers run Ubuntu and have Open Source educational software installed on them. After the dedication of the Valley Park Shelter in Jesse's name, I found myself compelled to become active again Read more »

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