Kwaio Archive Project

When Computer Reach adopted its name, no one could have had any idea just how far that “reach” would extend. And yet, our most recent initiative—to deliver computers to the Kwaio people, an indigenous group living in a remote area of the Solomon Islands—is dramatic proof that our mission is indeed a global one and that we are capable of sending our computers wherever there is an urgent need. In the case of the Kwaio people, one of 80 indigenous groups in the Solomon Islands, there is a strong interest, particularly among its young...

Nov 7 2014 at Construction Junction

Date:  Nov 7 2014 Work Site:  Construction Junction Number of Volunteers:  16 Volunteer Hours Logged: 108 Description: Recycling Apple and Linux computers, welcomed one new volunteer from the University of...

Oct 31 2014 at Construction Junction

Date:  Oct 31  2014 Work Site:  Construction Junction Number of Volunteers:  14 Volunteer Hours Logged: 88 Description: Recycling Apple and Linux computers, welcomed two new volunteers from China studying at the University of...

Self Organized Learning Environments

"Self Organized Learning Environments" SOLE installation in Carrick neighborhood, a new group of Crestfield Campers and the CJ Friday crew with a bunch of new faces. All are included with this weeks...

Malawi Linux Laptops

Recipient Organization:  (CCAP Mangochi) The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Mangochi Location:  Mangochi, Malawi Mission:  “Our  mission is as follows: – the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of mankind; the shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship of the of the children of God; the promotion of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness and well-being of mankind." Website:  http://www.ccapblantyresynod.org Computers Received:  10 Linux laptops Installation Site(s):  Missions of the church Geographic Focus:  Central Africa Funding Partner:  Through a computer technology grant from The Northmont United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh  serving projects for several years in Malawi,...

Argosy University Volunteers

Work Date:  May 2, 2014 Work Site:  Computer Reach Warehouse Number of Volunteers:  14 Volunteer Hours Logged:  88 Work Accomplished:  Prepared Apple eMacs for the Indian Nations here in Pittsburgh, as well as Linux computers destined for Ghana, West Africa Volunteer Organization:  Argosy University Mission:  "At Argosy University, our passion is teaching and learning.  We develop professional professional competence, provide opportunity for personal growth, and foster interpersonal effectiveness.  Students succeed because our university community engages and supports them." Website:  http://online.argosy.edu Notes:  A great...

Day of Giving May 6 2014

Please go to www.pittsburghgives.org on May 6, 2014 Choose "Computer Reach" Donations from $25 - $1,000 are matched. 1 day only ... Thank You ... Here is a video to explain:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

TechMan: Grassroots effort to give computers to those who can't afford them March 10, 2014 11:13 PM By Ced Kurtz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One of the most ambitious programs to rehabilitate used computers and get them back into the community at low or no cost is concentrated here in Western Pennsylvania. Computer Reach has worked with 824 volunteers over more than 13 years and has refurbished more than 5,700 computers. It has distributed computers in 14 countries and seven states -- but a majority of the work is in Pittsburgh area neighborhoods. The effort began in Pittsburgh in 2001 with eight volunteer computer techs,...