About Us

BinaryHeart is an after-school club that aims to spread digital access. We collect broken or used electronic devices and repair them. Through Northwestern Settlement and other partner charities, we re-donate those devices to low-income schools. Check out the press page to see what we‘ve done!

Club Photos

2022-2023 yearbook photo

2022-2023

2021-2022 yearbook photo

2021-2022

Student Leaders

Julia Hudson

Julia Hudson

Executive Leader

Hey, I’m Julia! I’m a senior and I’ve been with BH for four years. I focus on big-picture goals such as working with the Chicago Public Schools and club expansion, as well as optimizing our own operations. In my free time, I love to make paper.

Megan Lu

Megan Lu

Executive Leader

Hey, I’m Megan! I’m a senior, and I’ve been with BinaryHeart for three years. During club meetings, I work on this website and on our social media accounts. Fun fact, I’ve never tried cola.

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Tal Belkind

Executive Leader

Hi, I’m Tal! I’m a senior, and I’ve been with Binary Heart for a three. During club meetings, I work on teaching people new skills and solving weird, unusual problems. I specialize in desktop PCs.

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Luke Tegel

Executive Leader

Hi, I'm Luke! I'm a sophomore, and I have been with BinaryHeart since freshman year! During club meetings, I help other members and fix computers. I also work on BinaryHeart's future endeavours. I specialize in laptops.

See past student leaders.

Club Sponsors

Mrs. Pritchard

Mrs. Pritchard

I am one of the lead sponsors of BinaryHeart, and have been involved with this unique club for almost four years. I love the mission of BinaryHeart Club and it’s an honor to support students carry out this club’s charitable mission. Currently, I have served the district for 20 years as an Instructional Technology professional, and my two sons are both graduates of New Trier.

Ms. Caruthers

Ms. Caruthers

I am one of the lead sponsors of BinaryHeart, and have been involved with this unique club for almost one year. I love the mission of BinaryHeart Club and it’s an honor to support students carry out this club’s charitable mission. I’ve worked in IT for over 20 years functioning in various roles. I’ve worked at New Trier for three years in the Technology Department.