Battelle announced on Friday that the company is donating 60 IT devices to Catholic Social Services to improve access in education, job readiness, emergency assistance, English-Second Language (ESL) classes, and client electronic healthcare access to help low income students in Columbus, Ohio.
Twenty desktops, 20 monitors and 20 laptops were delivered to Catholic Social Services in downtown Columbus, where they will help establish a new Electronic Healthcare Record system allowing community-based social workers and counselors to document case management services. They will also support the “Stay the Course program that helps low income students at Columbus State Community College address non-academic barriers to help them stay in school.
“Battelle has a long history of supporting the communities where we live and operate,” said Battelle CIO David White. “We recently underwent an enterprise technology refresh and that allowed us to provide computers that still have some useful life to those who can really use them most.”
Some devices will also be used to build a computer lab at the St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center in Portsmouth, serving local residents. Additionally, some devices will go to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center on the westside of Columbus, upgrading its current computer lab, used for community-based training such as ESL classes, basic computer training and children’s educational needs.
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.