Policy Advisory Board Calls for Better Technology Infrastructure

On May 20, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board released a five-page call-to-action outlining three recommendations for the COVID-19 economic recovery. In the document, the Advisory Board highlights the need to build technological infrastructure in the United States to ensure that all Americans can access the tools and resources necessary for the future of work....

Computer Reach Establishes Computer Take Out Program

Although the digital divide has been present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for decades, the need for computers has never been greater as local families struggle to access devices and the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, students, families, and individuals without access to a home device visited libraries, schools, and physical workspaces...

Beyond The Laptops Seeks to Connect Families to Tech

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwestern Pennsylvania, countless schools have shut their doors and have transitioned to online learning. However, Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) isn’t able to make that transition as more than 7,000 students in the school district do not have access to a computer at home. To combat...

Computer Reach: Increasing Tech Access, Affordability, and Digital Literacy

In the 21st century, technological skills and digital literacy aren’t an option, they’re a requirement. Accessing information, paying bills, even submitting job applications, schools and employers are actively transitioning from in-hand paperwork to online documents. Systems are becoming faster and more efficient, eliminating the worries of messy handwriting or lost files. However, with these...

26 Boys & Girls Club Families Awarded Desktop Computers

In April, 26 Boys and Girls Club participants went home with their own desktop computer thanks to a partnership between Best Buy, Computer Reach, and the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania. The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania describes themselves as, “a unique organization consisting of eight Clubhouses” whose goal is...