Internet & Community: Getting Seniors Connected

    Seniors Struggling to Get Socially Connected Since March 2020, older adults have had to limit all of their interactions with the outside world. Instead of enjoying conversations with their neighbors and strolling through grocery markets, many individuals have been stuck inside by themselves ordering groceries for delivery. Even the most basic interactions are now off-limits, and it's taking an emotional toll. Recognizing this need, Computer Reach was planning to launch a North Hills Community Outreach Project in April to get 13 socially-isolated seniors connected to the internet as a method to increase their opportunities for social connection. However, due...

Digital Inclusion Week 2020

Are you interested in raising awareness about the importance of digital inclusion? Join the National Digital Inclusion Alliance from October 5-9, 2020 for Digital Inclusion Week 2020! About Digital Inclusion Week Sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Digital Inclusion Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities in the United States of America and nationwide efforts to address those inequities. During the week, organizations host digital inclusion events, connect with fellow advocates, and share their stories. How To Participate The week features several opportunities for organizations and individuals to participate. Show your support by: ...

Computer Reach: Bridging the Digital Divide and Reducing E-Waste

  What is the Digital Divide? When it comes to accessing technology and the internet, many individuals locally, nationally, and internationally are being left behind. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 10 percent of adults in the United States of America do not use the internet. That’s more than 25 million people in the United States alone. As defined by Merriam-Webster, the term “Digital Divide” refers to “the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access and those who do not.” Inequality is an accurate word to describe the limitations of the Digital...

Three Schools in Peru Receive Spanish Mac Mini Computer Bundles

From June 17 through June 21st, Computer Reach Executive Director Dave Sevick and a team of others had the pleasure of visiting the Cusco region of Peru to provide computers to schools that focus on serving underserved children. This volunteer opportunity was designed by Mama Pacha Explorations, a U.S.-based tour operator headquartered in Boardman, Ohio. In Peru, many individuals are affected by the digital divide. Mama Pacha Explorations reported out that only 45 percent of Peruvians use the internet. However, these percentages vary depending on location as well, with 54 percent of individuals...