Cumberland County Boys and Girls Club Gets New Computer Lab

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VINELAND - Northstar New Jersey has announced the opening of a new computer lab at the Cumberland County Boys and Girls Club.
The lab is the fourth for Northstar New Jersey’s After School Advantage program and was donated by the company for $15,000. The lab consists of advanced computer technology and other equipment, including eight Dell flat-panel computers, headsets, educational software, chairs, workstations, and an all-in-one printer.
Northstar New Jersey is a management services company that provides sales and marketing support to the New Jersey Lottery. The Northstar New Jersey’s After School Advantage Program began in 1999 and provides educational opportunities to local children by donating computers, software equipment, and furniture as well as volunteering to non-profit organizations that sponsor after-school programs statewide.
“Today’s computer lab launch at the Boys & Girls Club center in Vineland is exciting for Northstar New Jersey. It is the fifth lab we’ve launched in New Jersey since January of 2014 and continues to demonstrate our dedication to the education and development of youth in our State. Northstar NJ appreciates the help and cooperation we received from local officials, State Legislators, business people and community leaders who share the common goal of bringing computer technology to students in the areas of the state that need it the most,” said Northstar New Jersey’s General Manager, Russ Knapp. “We look forward to continuing our philanthropic efforts in New Jersey for many years.”
The donation also included a complete room renovation with new electrical wiring, room décor, and fresh paint on the walls. Additionally, North Star New Jersey employees volunteered their time for the renovation by assembling desks and chairs as well as painting and installing computers and software.
"We are very fortunate to have the support of Northstar New Jersey at the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland," said Chris Volker, Club Director.  "The Club's current computer lab was in dire need of an upgrade and Northstar came to the rescue.  Now, the Club youth members will have a great space and can use newer technology to complete homework assignments, projects and take part in the Club technology programming.  The Boys & Girls Club is so very grateful!"
For more information about Northstar New Jersey’s After School Advantage program, visit their website at  http://www.northstarnewjerseylottery.com/corporatesocialresponsibility/afterschooladvantage.html.
 

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