Windows XP Going... Going... soon to be gone

Low income community members, Non-profits, Schools, Faith Based charities please take note - Microsoft XP patches and updates will no longer be issued very soon. If you need to replace one or one hundred system give us a call. For many organizations the systems you currently have may be upgradeable. A little more RAM memory and a fresh install of Windows 7 using CTAC's refurbishing process can extend the life of your system.

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CTAC provides wide array of IT assistance to NH low income families, non-profits and schools.

From students, to seniors, to nonprofit organizations, everybody needs an up-to-date and working computer system, but many individuals and charitable organizations just cant afford the cost. For over two years, Computer Technology Assistance Corps, CTAC, has been solving that problem by turning surplus equipment donated by individuals and businesses into reliable, fully licensed machines for low income community members, non-profits and public and private schools across the state.

CTAC isn’t just a place that provides computers; it can set-up and install everything from single units to full-blown networks that allow nonprofits, Private Schools and Public Schools to run more efficiently, with easy sharing of files among staff, reliable email, and whatever else is needed.

CTAC’s services include:

Computer Recycling Program Supports CATC's Program Services

In The News: Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) a not-for-profit technology organization of Goffstown NH has established a valued relationship with Arrow Container Services, of Pelham, NH to recycle all of CTAC’s electronic end of life components. CTAC collects computers and refurbishes them for distribution to low income people, Non-profits as well as Public and Private Schools across NH. Those computers beyond repair or service are responsibly broken down at CTAC’s program site to recyclable components. CTAC is able to recover some program funding from the sale of precious commodities within the old computers. If you want to donated recently retired computer technology call CTAC at (603) 218-3078

Seen here is the first of many anticipated pickups of e-waste being sent to be processed. Pictured here Left to Right Rick Drouin, CTAC Volunteer; Brian Broderick, CTAC Volunteer, Stephen Lamarrre, Arrow Container, Patti Costos, Arrow Container, Rick Lamarre, Arrow Container.

Sign of Things to Come

CTAC wants to offer an enormous thanks to Supergraphics for the wonderful sign they provided and installed for us. This great informational and colorful sign is sure to help our NH neighbors in need of a technology fix find us. It is rewarding to know how committed a community can be to keep a program like CATC strong.

Manchester Community College - You Rock

3/25/13 - Manchester Community College stopped by with a truckload of technology - well over 100 computers, Overhead Projectors and Laser Printers. We are pleased to be able to accept this donation on behalf of low income families, Non-Profits and the public and private Schools we serve.

If you know of a business or organization that routinely retires computers, projector, servers, LCD monitors or networking equipment please help us help others by just mentioning our program - or give us a call with the person to contact and a phone number!

Computers for Public and Private Schools and Non-Profits!

St. Mary’s Bank partnered with Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) to donate 12 refurbished personal computers to Manchester West High School.

The nation’s first credit union donated the used PC’s, and CTAC installed refurbished hard drives, tested hardware and installed and configured Windows 7 on each computer. St. Mary’s Bank covered the cost of the computer upgrades and software, and together with CTAC delivered the computers to the high school.

“West High School has been our West Side neighbor since the 1920’s, and we’re delighted that this gift will help West students compete in today’s technology-driven world,” said Tom Champagne, St Mary’s Bank Director of Community Outreach.

Keith Puglisi, West High School Assistant Principal, noted, “One of our missions at West is integrating technology into our curriculum and helping students learn the computer skills they’ll need to be competitive in the workplace. This donation of equipment and software will help us achieve the goal of producing ‘technology-savvy’ graduates.”

St. Mary’s Bank Announces $2,500 Grant to CTAC

Funds to help provide computer repair services
to in-need Greater Manchester area residents

Left to Right, Tom Champagne, Director of Community Outreach, St. Mary’s Bank and Jon Greenberg, Chair Board of Directors, CTAC

MANCHESTER, NH—September 25, 2012 – St. Mary’s Bank has announced a $2,500 grant to the not-for-profit Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC), of Goffstown.

The money will help cover the cost of computer repair services for underserved and low-income residents in the Greater Manchester area.

The Computer Technology Assistance Corps restores and refurbishes recently retired computers donated by businesses and individuals, and then distributes the computers at a minimal cost to low-income households, not-for-profits, community service organizations, schools and other groups.

CTAC also provides low-income individuals with training and support services, including computer repairs and upgrades.

Volunteers Make Our Day

Without volunteers helping at every step of the program here at CTAC, we would not be able to do what we do. On behalf of the Board of Directors thank you for caring enough to help. If you want to volunteer write us today

Lots of opportunities await you!

Technology Exploration and Girls Inc.

A group of young women from Girls Inc. recently attended CTAC’s Computer Exploration Program. This program ran for three Thursdays with the mission of helping these young folks better understand how to setup and maintain a computer as well as tips and tricks with the user interface and Microsoft Office programs. Pictured here is (left) Andy Kourafas, CTAC Director assisting some of the women in the CTAC Technology Training Facility.

This project was being coordinated by Saint Anselm College students from the Meelia Center for Community Engagement.

Skeletons on your hard drive

When you give your old computer away you may think you are doing a good thing but please make sure you understand what you are giving up - you may think you have deleted everything but in fact unless you have used sophisticated hard drive erasure software all of your personal information - bank accounts, social security information, passwords and much more can live on - even if you have 'formatted' the hard drive it is quite simple to undue a typical drive format. You must also meet very specific qualifications regarding transfer of a MS Windows operating system to someone which could, if done incorrectly, put you in violation of the Microsoft license you accepted when you purchased your computer.

We at CTAC take your personal information seriously - when you donate your computer to CTAC we lock it down until we can securely erase the drive using government approved erasing methods: Sarbanes-Oxley, GLB, FACTA, HIPAA. We then send you a written confirmation of data destruction.

CTAC Program and Services 711 Mast Road, Goffstown / Manchester NH

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Directions from Concord (north)

Route 93 South to
293 South
Take exit 5 for Granite St toward W Manchester
Turn right onto Granite St
get into left lane as you see Dunkin' Donuts ahead
at lights Turn left onto S Main St
at lights Turn right onto Varney St
Slight right onto S Mast Rd
Drive a couple miles look for North Gardens Chinese restaurant on right
We are in the next building, turn right into parking lot (sign says Jutras Sign)
711 S Mast Rd, Goffstown, NH 03102

Directions from South

Take I-293 N (signs for Manchester/​Concord)Old Rt 3 North
Take exit 4 for U.S. 3N/​Second Street
Merge onto ​Second St Continue to follow Second St
Turn left onto W Hancock St
Turn right onto S main St
Turn left onto Varney St
Slight right onto S Mast Rd
Drive a couple miles look for North Gardens Chinese restaurant on right
We are in the next building, turn right into parking lot (sign says Jutras Sign)
711 S Mast Rd, Goffstown, NH 03102

Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program

As of March 17, 2011 Computer Technology Assistance Corps has been accepted in the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program. This means that each computer we refurbish is required to meets specific standards. First to insure all previous users data has been securely scrubbed off the donated computer, second, insure the computer is in good working order and clean and lastly has an authentic Microsoft operating system license installed.

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