Thank you CAP COM!

April 28, 2020

CAP COM Federal Credit Union and the CAP COM Cares Foundation has supported Crossroads Center for Children with a $5,000 grant to help the school achieve its final stages of a long-planned project to upgrade its technology and move from an on-site server to an online one.

CAP COM Cares Foundation’s mission is to “nurture our community by supporting large and small local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of families in New York’s Capital Region. Their support makes a $4,000,000 difference to local charities, with over 250 organizations receiving help. As found  here: https://www.capcomfcu.org/community/our-mission/

Crossroads Center for Children is honored to be selected by CAP COM for this help. This is the first time CAP COM has joined us in a project and gaining their support is a wonderful boost to the entire organization. This funding makes it possible to move forward on the implementation of an important program for our students. Kelly Young, Executive Director says, “During this current time of school closure due to COVID-19, this money is a God-send to us, as it allows us to move forward with a project that is essential now more than ever. As we’ve had to move our entire service delivery to remote learning platforms for the time being, we are now able to move to the installation phase, which will be a huge help in us carrying out our mission.”

Technology needs are great at an organization such as Crossroads. In this era, technology is tied into instruction and preparation inextricably.  The technology development project’s objective is to help the students keep pace to some extent with what their counterparts in other settings are doing, to have similar opportunities for learning using technology, as well as learning to use technology, and to access new and effective programs, applications, and information when appropriate. The skills they learn help them to be able to succeed in other settings and to grow.

The school’s technology needs are many. Access to the internet, through a server, is a basic need to everything the organization does. The school has had an onsite server since inception, which they have outgrown. Computers are used by students and staff members in every classroom and instructional area, in their clinic and by offsite clinicians, as well as in all administrative and supportive areas of the program.

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