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2022 Recipient

Dylan Zajac

Hoboken, NJ | 19

2022 Award Recipient

By refurbishing and donating computers, Dylan is addressing the societal gap that leaves those who lack access to technology behind. His organization, Computers 4 People, holds computer collection events where companies and individuals donate computers that are no longer being used. People in under-resourced communities in need of computers submit applications and collect their refurbished computers from Computers 4 People. Along with a group of 4 employees and 30 volunteers, Dylan prepares each donated computer for its new user in just 20-30 minutes. As a result, Computers 4 People has donated 746 computers to date, supporting 1,641 individuals in need. With the access provided by owning their own computers, 150 recipients are participating in workforce development programs and 400+ are attending online classes. As the need for technology continues to grow, so will Computers 4 People as it creates new chapters and donates more computers.

Computers 4 People

When he was just 15 years old, Dylan saw that lack of access to technology was often holding students back from completing online homework and preventing adults from applying for jobs. Dylan realized that there was an opportunity to close this gap and provide access to computers to those who cannot afford them by refurbishing computers that others had intended to throw away.