As schools across the US start the school year with distance learning due to Covid-19, some students find themselves without the school supply they need most: a computer. With a shortage of available laptops, two women have stepped up to fill the void with refurbished computers. Darla Purce, a mom of two in Houston, Tex., has refurbished more than two dozen computers so far for students in her area. In North Carolina, more than 300 students have computers for school, thanks to Brittany Cleckley, the founder of iAlign Dance Company in Greensboro. Purce and Cleckley both know that education is a great equalizer and are doing their part to provide access to education through technology. “We’re just trying to give as many students as possible a chance to learn,” said Cleckley.

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