Join Us as a Volunteer Coordinator

Computer Reach is looking for a Coro Public Ally AmeriCorps member to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteer Coordinator As a Public Ally with Computer Reach, you will enhance existing volunteer programs, manage and train volunteers, and create methods to increase volunteer opportunities with the organization. In other words, you will help revamp and improve the volunteer experience at Computer Reach. Requirements To be eligible for these positions, applicants must: be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Compensation Individuals in this position will receive: a $1,700/month stipend (taxable), healthcare (other benefits available), and $6,345 towards education upon...

We’re Hiring a Director of Development

Overview Computer Reach is searching for a Director of Development. This is a new position and an opportunity to restructure and grow the fundraising program. Computer Reach is a twenty-year-old organization that has evolved to where it requires a professional fundraiser to help take it to the next stage of growth. This will be a 20-30 hour per week contractor position and will allow some flexibility for working from home. The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director and, through him, to the Board of Directors. The expected salary range is $25,000-$35,000 annually. Primary Roles and Responsibilities In consultation with...

Our Computer Retail Store is Opening Soon

See last month's highlights from Computer Reach. Our Computer Retail Store Computer Reach is proud to announce that our revamped Retail Store will open to the public on July 4, 2021 (tentative)! The grand opening will include a limited-time sale on tech. More details coming soon. To ensure the safety of our staff and the communities we serve, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations. All Computer Reach staff members are fully vaccinated. In-Person Volunteering In-person volunteering at Computer Reach will resume on Fridays starting June 11, 2021. No experience required!...

Join the Computer Lottery Waitlist

BIG NEWS! Computer Reach successfully provided a free desktop computer bundle to every eligible person on our Computer Lottery Program waitlist. We distributed roughly 365 bundles to local residents over an 8-month timeframe. Computer Lottery Program Computer Reach launched its Computer Lottery program in August 2020 as a means to get free Desktop Computer Bundles into the hands of the people who needed them most. Over a period of eight months, 365 people in the Greater Pittsburgh Area entered to win a bundle and received one. While we are proud to have gotten those individuals connected, we know that many more...

Volunteering Resumes at Computer Reach

  Approximately 22% of households¹ in Allegheny County don't have a desktop or laptop computer at home. We're looking to get them connected, and we need your help. In-Person Volunteering Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Computer Reach temporarily suspended our in-person volunteering opportunities. However, with the percentage of vaccinated people in Allegheny County rising and case numbers dropping, in-person volunteering will resume on Fridays starting June 11, 2021. All volunteer opportunities will be hosted at the Computer Reach Warehouse (1 DRV Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15221). What to Expect Volunteers evaluate donated computers, refurbish computers that we are able to repair, and responsibly...

Computer Reach Signs Responsible Recycling Partner

In April, Computer Reach and Infinite Electronics Recycling (IER) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that names IER as our official responsible recycling partnering agency. About the Partnership For the past two years, Infinite Electronics Recycling (IER) served as Computer Reach’s go-to downstream recycling agency. Roughly once per month, we load an IER truck with thousands of pounds of technology to be responsibly recycled. IER provides us with an exact total weight and compensates Computer Reach based on how much weight is being recycled. After developing a strong, positive relationship with the agency, we decided to sign a Memorandum...

Our Impact: April 2021

Computer Lottery Program Over 6 months, Computer Reach distributed over 300 Free Computer Bundles to individuals in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In April alone, we distributed 60 Free Computer Bundles. We will continue to offer this program until all individuals on our waitlist have been served. Only 50 people are left on our list. If you know someone who needs a free computer, encourage them to sign up. Partnership with Infinite Electronics Recycling Computer Reach and Infinite Electronics Recycling (IER) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that names IER as our official responsible recycling partner agency. Roughly...

FCC App Seeks to Map Broadband Speeds

A new app from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking to create a more accurate map of broadband speeds across the United States of America, and they need your help. FCC Speed Test App The FCC Speed Test app (available on iOS and Android) runs a short diagnostic test on your phone to assess your download and upload speeds, in addition to other metrics relevant to internet speed and strength. All data is collected anonymously. Individuals can choose whether or not to share their location. Through the app, the FCC will create an accurate national map of broadband speeds....

$22,500 Grant Awarded to Renew 100 WiFi Hotspots

The EQT Foundation awarded Computer Reach a $22,500 grant to renew 100 WiFi hotspots that were deployed into the homes of Washington County families last year. Thanks to the grant, families will receive internet at no cost for 12 additional months. About the Hotspot Distribution In October, Computer Reach partnered with The EQT Foundation, Crown Castle, and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo Lampl to distribute laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots to families with elementary school students in the Bentworth and McGuffey School Districts. All tech was provided at no cost to the families. In addition to the tech, families received one...

Our Impact: March 2021

March Highlights Age-Friendly Technology Guide Computer Reach published its first Age-Friendly Technology Guide. It features a list of affordable internet and technology options, technical support services, and technology training locations. Distributions Computer Reach distributed 25 laptops to Urban Strategies Inc. Their office in Pittsburgh serves the Larimer, East Liberty, and Homewood communities. They have identified 25 individuals who will greatly benefit from having access to technology.   Computer Reach distributed 1 Hotspot to a Spanish-speaking individual who was identified by the Latino Community Center. Our Operations Manager Kyle Spangler delivered the Hotspot...