Unlocking Opportunities for those Quietly Left Behind!
By addressing the barriers of internet access, computer devices and digital skills, the Washington County PA Digital Navigator Project is a catalyst for positive change in rural Pennsylvania communities.With improved access to the internet, computer devices, and digital skills training, individuals will be better positioned to pursue educational opportunities, explore new career paths, and secure better jobs, ultimately enhancing their quality of life and contributing to the economic growth of their communities.
“Finding a new career for Ms. Hose became a little easier in the spring when high-speed internet came to Amity Township, where she lives in rural Washington County with boyfriend Robert McFall, 44. At the same time, Ms. Hose also received her first computer, a laptop, which came with a year of technical support, courtesy of Computer Reach, a Homewood-based nonprofit.
Computer Reach, which employs 24 full and part-time employees and has an annual budget of $580,000, provides refurbished laptops and computer literacy training to people “most in need,” according to the company. Richard King Mellon Foundation, PNC Foundation, Eden Hall Foundation, EQT Foundation and Pittsburgh Foundation are among Computer Reach’s supporters.”
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by Will Perez, Digital Inclusion Director