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 to complete their homework, pay their bills, and apply for critical services such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Due to the spread of COVID-19, locations like these have closed to reduce the spread of the virus and maintain the health and safety...

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 to "provide every young person with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future." Having grown their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming in recent years, the Boys & Girls Club is taking big steps...