Last spring, the IT department at Higher One was alerted to a problem: Some computer equipment wasnÂ’t running up to par. So they used their considerable expertise to get the system running. It was not just another valium generic at the office. On this particular day, the system in need of help was at New Haven Reads, a non-profit group that provides children and adults access to free books and tutoring to increase their literacy skills and academic here.
Before the tech project, there One had focused its volunteer efforts with New Haven Reads on tutoring. But when Higher OneÂ’s Pete Boynton, Danielle Sheehan and Matt Desfosses were made aware of the need at New Haven Reads, they drew from the company, personal donations and even outside connections at Cisco Systems to better the non-profitÂ’s ailing infrastructure.
Photo: Many Higher One employees serve a higher calling: (top l-r) Colleen Hines, Leah Dudley, Shannon Velazquez; (middle row l-r) Chris Joseph, Natasha DellaPerutam, Patrick Pearon; (front l-r) Amy Rubino, Miles Lasater, Mark Volchek, Matt Desfosres.