City of Pittsburgh & Computer Reach Partner to End Digital Divide

Thanks to an initial donation of over $92,000 worth of IT equipment from the City of Pittsburgh, Computer Reach will have 324 desktop computers, 74 laptops, and more ready to be refurbished and distributed to individuals and families who need them. A Partnership to Bridge the Digital Divide On August 29, 2022, the City...

Computer Reach To Provide Thousands of Devices to Pittsburgh Residents

Computer Reach joins AT&T and Digitunity to help provide free or low-cost computers, digital literacy training, and technical support to underserved Pittsburgh residents over the next two years. New Project Distributes Computers to Pittsburgh Residents Computer Reach has been selected as part of a 10-city project led by AT&T and Digitunity to provide more...

Getting Older Adults Digitally Connected (Vintage Senior Center)

We’re working with Vintage Senior Center to get older adults in Pittsburgh digitally connected! Our Work with Vintage Senior Center In October, Computer Reach began distributing desktop computer bundles and internet hotspots to individuals in need of technology identified by Vintage Senior Center. Located on N. Highland Avenue in Pittsburgh, the Center seeks to...

You’re Invited to Our Podcast Listening Party!

  Attend Our Podcast Listening Party! You’re invited to join Computer Reach and Age-Friendly Pittsburgh on Monday, November 22 from 3 – 4 p.m. for a “podcast listening party” to celebrate the release of the NPR Humankind production, “Aging in Community.” When: Monday, November 22, 2021  |  3 – 4 p.m. Where: Zoom Meetings...

Wilkinsburg Digital Inclusion Project Will Provide Free Wi-Fi to Eligible Residents

Wilkinsburg Digital Inclusion Project In September, Computer Reach completed the preparations needed to launch enrollment for the Wilkinsburg Digital Inclusion Project. The project seeks to positively impact the lives of families in the Wilkinsburg community by providing the following at no cost to 200 eligible families: a Wi-Fi Hotspot with one year’s worth of...

40 Computer Bundles and Hotspots Distributed to Pittsburgh Residents

Computer Reach completed 2 Digital Navigator projects in July, which distributed 40 computer bundles and 40 hotspots to local Pittsburgh residents and offered 1:1 in-person setup support and digital literacy training. What is the Digital Navigators program? Computer Reach’s Digital Navigators program provides recipients with: a free desktop computer bundle (including an external webcam),...

Our NPR Interview with David Freudberg and Humankind Media

In July, Computer Reach invited David Freudberg of Humankind Media to Pittsburgh to talk with Melvin Lewis, a recipient of Computer Reach’s Digital Navigator program. Freudberg is using the interview to write an NPR story about the program, which will be broadcast nationally in September 2021. Quotes from the Interview During the interview, Melvin...

Celebrating Crossroads Scholar Bryce Matthews

Celebrating Crossroads Scholar Bryce Matthews Crossroads and Computer Reach have been very close partners for years. Our partnership gives high school students the opportunity to explore the field of computer science through the lens of nonprofits. One example of this has been current Crossroads Scholar Bryce Matthews. A rising senior at Central Catholic High...

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...

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...