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June 2, 2022

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Esmeralda Bautista, Deputy Communications Director, (510) 631-6934, [email protected]

SAN JOSÉ, CA – Today, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, in partnership with Revivn and the California Emerging Engineering Fund (CETF), announced a fundraising milestone of a lot more than $130,000 for purchasing new laptops for small-earnings residents in San José. This progressive “green technology” plan companions with know-how corporations to lessen e-waste by refurbishing outdated and retired units prior to promoting them, and then leveraging the income to get brand new equipment for San José college students in need to have.

“Closing the digital divide for our minimum-connected citizens starts off by finding them dependable equipment for school and perform,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “This public-private partnership is a model for how our small business local community can aid digitally link all our neighbors.”

Leveraging the gadget refurbishment abilities of Revivn, Mayor Liccardo’s Place of work of Technological know-how and Innovation (MOTI) and CETF partnered with Silicon Valley technologies businesses to change donated unused equipment into funding for new computers for small-earnings people by the Digital Inclusion Fund. Revivn matches a part of proceeds for all San José donations. As a result of this one of a kind philanthropic design, companies are capable to take part with out a direct fiscal expense and are ready to give inside of their current small business products. 

“Repurposing technology is enabling the planet to get committed pc entry,” mentioned Anthony Serina, Revivn Co-Founder, and Co-Main Government Officer. “We continue on to commit in refurbishing equipment at scale, which is an essential step to growing our mission”

“We are bridging two gaps: the surplus offer of unused hardware enterprises have and the extraordinary need for tech obtain in underserved communities” explained John Fazzolari, Revivn Co-Founder who also serves as Co-Main Government Officer. “There’s a great deal of space for us to start several additional of these business partnerships that persuade firms to repurpose their tech for great.”

“The innovative partnership proven by the Mayor’s Office, Adobe, Revivn, and ServiceNow is a shining accomplishment story for ecologically-liable disposition of retired computing units that gives a sturdy earnings stream to aid very low-earnings people get related to the Net. It is a model that can easily be replicated and expanded for even increased impression in the neighborhood,” reported Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO, California Rising Know-how Fund.

“At Adobe, our eyesight of Creativeness for All begins with supplying entry to the instruments and resources that people need in today’s electronic entire world,” explained Toni Vanwinkle, Vice President of Electronic Workplace Activities at Adobe. “Through our partnership with Revivn and the Metropolis of San José, we are working to close the digital divide by supporting the technological requires of the group. When we improve these specialized assets, we can make improvements to digital literacy initiatives and maximize college student and workforce outcomes.” 

“From substantial schoolers making use of to faculty to immigrant mothers searching for employment, the gadgets funded by this partnership are presently owning a transformative effect on San José residents,” stated Clay Garner, Main Innovation Officer to Mayor Liccardo and Director of MOTI.

The new program provides citizens with improved obtain to equipment for faculty or perform although also growing a speedier and extra dependable digital inclusion revenue stream. To date, the Metropolis has dispersed more than 10,000 gadgets as a result of the San José Digital Inclusion Fund. 

Click here to browse testimonials of the total Digital Inclusion Fund plan.

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About the Metropolis of San José

With extra than one particular million inhabitants, San José comprises the 10th most significant metropolis in the United States, and just one of its most varied metropolitan areas.  San José’s transformation into a world-wide innovation heart in the heart of Silicon Valley has resulted in the world’s best focus of engineering talent and improvement.