The FlashDrive

hey for anyone who received an email today about signing up at for a free flash drive, DON’T.


It was reported as a scam site many times on the message boards at and


Either way, don’t let this setback stop you from finding other ways of donating to us and the people of st louis city. Keep those flash drives coming!


In September, at the start of the term for the AmeriCorps career corps, my team here at Delmar/Central were tasked with creating a computer class for the state career centers. We spent months planning and crafting what I feelĀ  is a pretty comprehensive course for those who either never used a computer before or have limited access to one and needs to be brought up to speed. Its kinda like writing a manual for “How to teach my mom how to use the interwebs“.

As you can imagine this was not an easy task. But I figured if I can get my dad on facebook, then by god I can teach theses people that lolcats are the greatest thing mankind has ever invented! how to find jobs online! So my team and I completed our first week of basic computer skills training and I’m happy to report that it was awesome. I only blew one mind on Thursday and that’s when I told the class that yes you can in fact watch teevee on the internet.

And as of this Tuesday, we are now offering free one – on – one tutoring for anyone who completed the class and would like to know more about the awesomeness that is Neil Patrick Harris (and computers…but mostly NPH)

(any excuse for a Starship Troopers reference)

I’m certain that we’re gonna start the advanced computer class with how to make video resumes…

like this one.

And on a FlashDrive related post, we started to receive our first donations last week from Carl in St Louis which is awesome (thanks Dude!) and we’re in the processes of contacting local businesses to see if they would like to join our noble cause. After that comes the begging. Wish us luck!

I leave you with this to make your Monday go a bit smoother.

I’d like to thank Steve for being the first to donate some flashdrives to our cause! From all of us, Thanks!

click here to join our facebook group. Join the cause today!

My name is John, I am an AmeriCorps second year member and am currently serving in the Missouri Career the tall one

I am here with an urgent problem.

The job market is a mess. You know it and so do we. It’s hard enough for those of us with a decent computer, laptop, netbook to find work these days. Imagine how hard it would be if you didn’t have that advantage. Go ahead I’ll wait.



Yea, weak .

Believe it or not there is a large community of people who don’t have internet access (shocking but true) and a subset of that community that don’t have a computer at home. Thankfully the Career Centers here in Missouri provide computers and internet for free to this community, but there is a problem.

Public computers means no saving on the hard drive. To solve this issue, the state chose the cheapest the most cost effective solution they could come up with. 3 1/4 inch drives. Every file they download, resume they create, all their user data stored on 1.44 megs of data.

1.44 MEGABYTES srsly.

Look, the point is that the visitors of the Missouri Career Centers are trapped in the early 90’s, forced into using 3 1/4 inch floppy discs for their day to day data usage. With all their important info trapped on such antiquated media, our clients are stuck at a technological disadvantage. The floppy might as well be proprietary media, nowhere else will you find a computer with a floppy drive. This keeps the clients here at the centers which causes congestion and frustration and prevents them from using their data anywhere else. Try and find a computer outside a government office that still uses floppies. Ill wait again.



Here’s where YOU come in. Look around your room, backpack, purse, office drawer whatever and dig out an old flash drive. Now wipe the data clean and throw it into a envelope and mail that sucka to:

1315 Ann ave, St Louis MO 63104 That’s the AmeriCorps office address here in STL

Your old drive will be donated to the clientele of the Missouri Career Centers and you will receive an awesome thank you letter and a certificate from us here at AmeriCorps STL.

Do your part by doing practically nothing, mail us your old drives today.

We can give the people here a step up the tech ladder, one rung at a time.

Career Delmar/Central Team


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