What We Do
We offer refurbished computers, low-cost internet, support and training, as well as computer recycling. We are based in western Pennsylvania and work all over the world to make technology available and usable to people most in need.
In the Community
We offer a number of programs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region to increase computer literacy. Many of our participants qualify to be awarded a computer for their home use upon completion of the program. Contact email@example.com or 412-444-8816 for more information about our services.
We offer one- to three- day Techie Camps for underserved youth 10-16. Camps are tailored to the population, and include hands-on activities and games. Participants learn how to take a computer apart and put it back together again, and what each internal part does. We also focus on the history of the computer, codin
g and safe internet browsing. Participants are awarded a refurbished computer to take home at the end of the camp.
Our Explorers Club is a year-round program for High School students from underrepresented communities. Explorers meet monthly to learn how to fix, troubleshoot and program computers, and go on field trips to companies and organizations in the technology field, such as Goddard Space Center, Uber, Google, and Tech and Ham Radio conferences.
In the fall of 2017, we will be piloting a training program for men of color ages 16-24, in partnership with the Sprout Fund and Brothers and Sisters Emerging. Stay tuned for more information!
We offer small group training in Senior Centers throughout Allegheny county. Training topics span from computer basics to social media to help with finances and health care.
Life Skills and Job-Readiness
We are in the initial stages of developing a training program that focuses on job-readiness. We are working in partnership with the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh and other nonprofits to pilot the program in the fall of 2017. Stay tuned for more information!
While we rely on grants and individual donations for our community work, we also offer our products and services for a fee to support our mission and work in the community. Below are some of our initiatives. For more information about our social enterprise work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-779-0099.
Refurbished Computers and Equipment: We offer Linux, Apple, and Windows computers and laptops, as well as iPads, iPhones and printers for sale well below retail and TechSoup prices. We also offer a low-cost wireless internet option that supports up to 10 devices at a time. Our equipment comes with a 1-year warranty. You can purchase one computer or 50+ at a time. Click HERE for more information about our inventory and how to purchase in bulk.
1-to-1 and Small Group Training: We train on Computer Basics, Applications and Internet 101, and can tailor training to specific groups.
Computer Center Set Up: We work with community centers to establish and support technology at their site. Our model includes a train the trainer approach so that staff/users can become the trainers, and make for a more sustainable computer center.
Computer Recycling: We take any bootable computer and we will either refurbish it for sale or use in our community programs, or de-manufacture and responsibly recycle it.
Corporate Volunteer Days: If you have a group of eight or more and would like to spend a day in service to people in need, we offer full day volunteering events complete with t-shirts and lunch!
Partnering with religious organizations and nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania, we have placed computers in over 30 countries in schools, hospitals, community centers and universities around the world. Contact email@example.com or 724-779-0099 for more information about our international work.