Gale Graves

Waukegan, IL

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Providing adults with opportunities to develop their computer skills.

Who is someone who inspires you?

Our participants! We serve adults from all walks of life who are often afraid of new technology persevere in the face of overwhelming pressure.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The sound of a student understanding something. “Aha”!

What Project would a laptop help you with?

I run a computer learning program in the Waukegan Library.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

Over 30% of our local community members over the age of 25 lack a high school diploma, more than 55% of the households in Waukegan can’t speak English and 20% live below the poverty level. Most of these adults can’t use a computer. We aim to fix that.

What do you love about this project?

I love seeing under-served members of our community gaining valuable skills for home, work and school!

What Languages do you speak?


Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?