After a few grueling months of approaching volunteers for Mission TechConnect, we had to ask around for an opportunity to jumpstart our initiative. The first few weeks were thrilling and we received some tentative interest from a variety of the senior centers, libraries, and schools that we visited . However, as time went on, we came to face the reality of the situation: it had been two months and none of the senior centers or libraries had permitted us to host a single workshop yet. Then, Sterling Library happened.
On that day, to be honest, I was losing hope and I was apathetic about trying out some other senior centers outside of the 20-mile radius from my home. And just then, as I opened up email, I found an email from the Sterling Public Library. My eyes must have been glistening as I tapped it open and read the contents. An idea three years in the making had finally come to fruition.