DisruptHR raises thousands of dollars for Computers4Kids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Thousands of dollars were raised for Computers4Kids at Tuesday night’s DisruptHR event.

DisruptHR hosted 14 speakers who each have five minutes to give their input on how to make the workplace better.

This is Disrupt’s second year in Charlottesville. It first came in 2018.

Tuesday’s event raised more than $5,000 for C4K, which will go toward its mentoring programs for college and the workforce.

Lily Garcia Walton, the founder of DisruptHR Charlottesville, said they chose C4K to donate to because the organization embodies all of their goals.

"C4K completely gets it. They are actually working with low-income youth in the Charlottesville community to prepare them for the future of work," she said. "And to empower them with the tools and training and insights they need not just to be available for the jobs of the future but to actually be the people who create the jobs of the future."

The youngest speaker of the night was Justin Jackson, a freshman at Charlottesville High School who talked about methods that better engage children to want to learn in class.

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