Daily Point of Light Award honors Terence Lee

Daily Point of Light Award is a program established by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency to spotlight volunteers in the U.S., and it has grown into a bipartisan organization that promotes and mobilizes volunteerism.

Silicon Valley Teen Helps Bridge Digital Divide with Equal Access to Technology, read his story here

Terence teaches a hands-on computer-aided design workshop (featuring the fidget spinner) in August 2017, as part of the EqOpTech Tech Talk & Workshop Series in collaboration with Silicon Valley companies.

Terence teaches a hands-on computer-aided design workshop (featuring the fidget spinner) in August 2017, as part of the EqOpTech Tech Talk & Workshop Series in collaboration with Silicon Valley companies.

Jefferson Award Winner Founded EqOpTech

LOS ALTOS (KPIX 5) Surveys conducted within the last year show more than one in ten California households don’t have access to the internet because many can’t afford a computer. This week’s young Jefferson Award winners is changing that. Read more here.

Jefferson Award Winner Founded EqOpTech

Jefferson Award Winner Founded EqOpTech

“It has been a real pleasure to serve the community,” Lee said. “I sincerely thank all the donors, volunteers, community partners and Bay Area companies for their continuous support.”

Lee noted that a grant from Los Altos Community Foundation supported the work of his nonprofit organization, Equal Opportunity Technology.

“We are most grateful for that,” he said.
— https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/218-schools-archive/57065-
Terence Lee (left) receiving his Jefferson Award Medal from Jack Russi, Chairman, Board of Governers, Jefferson Award Foundation, Courtesy of Ashley Cosmi, CBS KPIX

Terence Lee (left) receiving his Jefferson Award Medal from Jack Russi, Chairman, Board of Governers, Jefferson Award Foundation, Courtesy of Ashley Cosmi, CBS KPIX

EqOpTech launches Workshop/Speaker Series for scholars/students in tech field.

EqOpTech collaborates with MVLA Scholars to launch a series of Speaker/Workshop for scholars and students interested in the tech fields. Read more here.

EqOpTech Speaker Series 1 - Computer Networking & Cyber Security featuring Vijay Talati, VP of Engineering, Juniper Networks

EqOpTech Speaker Series 1 - Computer Networking & Cyber Security featuring Vijay Talati, VP of Engineering, Juniper Networks

The goal of the speaker series is to expose high potential, low income students to explore and pursue interests in the technology field. Likewise, the workshop series offer hands-on computer training aiming to simulate a real-world challenge so that students can learn how to troubleshoot and think on their feet to problem-solve.

— Terence Lee, Founder/CEO, EqOpTech
— https://patch.com/california/losaltos/eqoptech-summer-speaker-workshop-series

Senator Jerry Hill honors Presidential Volunteer Service Awards student volunteers from EqOpTech

Senator Hill proclaims and commends each awardees for their service and commitment to the community in the area of technology and education. Read more here.

Terence Lee, Daniel Lim, David Ding, Randall Lowe, Senator Jerry Hill, Aditi Talati, Arushi Goyal (left to right)

Terence Lee, Daniel Lim, David Ding, Randall Lowe, Senator Jerry Hill, Aditi Talati, Arushi Goyal (left to right)

Thank you to EqOpTech’s PVSA volunteers for your passion, leadership and service in improving our under-served communities. Your recognition inspires others to make an impact to change the world!” 
— Terence Lee, Founder, EqOpTech
— https://patch.com/california/losaltos/eqoptech-honors-2016-president-s-volunteer-service-award-winners

EqOpTech Bridges the Digital Divide with Laptop Donations from IDT

EqOpTech of Los Altos, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is teaming up with Integrated Device Technology (IDT) to redeploy used laptops at Sunday Friends, as part of an ongoing computer reuse initiative to benefit needy students and minimize e-waste.

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

“This is a win-win situation for both the environment and technology for education,” said Terence Lee, CEO and Founder of EqOpTech. “We look forward to continuing this laptop reuse program with IDT and other companies here in the Bay Area.”

Read more here.

'I Give Them a New Life': High School Student Tackles Silicon Valley’s Digital Divide with Refurbished Computers, by Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area

By Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area

Growing up in the shadows of Google, Facebook and other technology giants, 16-year-old Terence Lee, has spent his life surrounded by the latest gadgets the industry has to offer.

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

However, the junior at Los Altos High School knows that even in Silicon Valley, a digital divide persists for less privileged students. Read more here.


Local Scout's Eagle Project evolves into nonprofit organization, by Ananya Panchal, Los Altos Town Crier, September 28, 2016.

Courtesy of Terence Lee  

Courtesy of Terence Lee
 

What began as an idea for a Boy Scout Eagle project – which earned Terence Lee a Congressional Award Gold Medal for social service – continues to evolve. The Los Altos High School junior recently launched EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes equal opportunity learning and STEM education through technology in underserved communities. 

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