Asian Penguins

Advisors:Stu Keroff, Techonology Coordinatorstuartk@csemn.orgLuke Burris, Social Studieslukeb@csemn.org
Club Officers:Club Officers:Evon, PresidentElizabeth, Vice PresidentCailley, TreasurerNari, Secretary
Grades:3rd-8th Grade
Highlights:Linux operating system focusDonating computers to familiesEducation of technologyBuilding computers (hardware and software)
Video:Who We AreOn KARE 11 NewsYoutube
News:Mankato Free Press - March 26, 2017Guild SchoolsMinn Post - December 8, 2016XirrusOpensourceEducation MinnesotaEnergize Education - October 6, 2015Twin Cities Daily Planet - May 29, 2014LinuxLCORPS - July 23, 2015Hmong Pages - May 1, 2015Hmong Times - May 9, 2016Midway Monitor - August 8, 2013VasiliscI Love Unbuntu - May 25, 2013
Awards:Innovation AwardMN eLearning Summit Excellence Award -- ImpactSustainable Saint Paul Award -- Youth Leadership
Website:WebsiteFacebook
DONATIONS!!Send your tax deductible donation to:Community School of Excellencec/o Asian Penguins270 Larpenteur Avenue WestSaint Paul, MN 55113Make CHECKS out to Community School of Excellence, and put "ASIAN PENGUINS" on the memo line of the memo line.Thank you!!

The Asian Penguins seek to live out these words and change their world through technology.The Asian Penguins are unique computer club. In fact, they are the first and only Linux users group based in a Hmong charter school. They use Linux and other open source software as our main computing platform--for fun, for school, and for helping others.What is Linux? Linux is a computer operating system. This is the set of programs that actually runs your computer. Operating systems you may have heard of are Microsoft Windows or Apple OSX. What makes Linux special is that it is open source. This means that the operating system and the programs are available free of charge, and users are free to use, distribute, and change the programs in any way they wish.


What do the Asian Penguins do?

The Asian Penguins take their knowledge of software to recycle used computers, which they donate to needy families in our school community. To date, the Asian Penguins have given 44 computers to area families!

So, how do you change the world? As we say at the beginning of every Asian Penguins meeting: “Be crazy enough to think you can!”