Summer 2008 Davies Leader
“Gill Village and Elm Street Computer Literacy”
Meadville Housing Authority
The Meadville Housing Authority provides public housing assistance programs to low income and senior citizens with the City of Meadville. William Gill Village and Elm Street are two locations within the housing program. While working for the Housing Authority, Zach took on a project to make the computer labs at these locations better suited for the environment. He updated the systems and put a project plan in place for the maintenance of the labs. Zach proposed a computer tech position at the Housing Authority, someone who would keep software updated and keep security tight on the frequently misused machines. Zach found ways to protect both the children and families using the computers and the computers themselves.
Zachary completed his entire project in the summer of 2008. Thanks to his help, the two labs are up and running again and the computer literacy program is set to begin the Fall.
Zach is from McKees Rocks, Pa. He is going into his senior year at Allegheny College. As a Neuroscience/ Psychology double major, Zach will be completing his senior composition this year. He is also an Economics minor.