What is the Westmoreland County PA Digital Navigator Project?

The Westmoreland County PA Digital Navigator Project will establish a Digital Navigator Program based in Westmoreland County and will hire a local community member to be the Digital Navigator who will oversee the program locally.

As an integral component of Computer Reach’s digital inclusion initiatives, the Westmoreland County PA Digital Navigator Project plays a pivotal role in addressing the digital divide prevalent in the rural regions of Western Pennsylvania.

This project underscores our commitment to ensuring equitable access to digital resources and technology literacy, particularly in underserved areas.

By focusing our efforts in Westmoreland County, we aim to bolster the region’s digital infrastructure, foster digital inclusion, and empower its residents to thrive in an increasingly connected world.

What is a Digital Navigator Program?

A Digital Navigator Program provides community members with affordable connectivity solutions, computer device access, customized  in-person digital skills training, and ongoing remote and/or in-person tech support.

The Westmoreland County PA Digital Navigator Project provides county residents with...

Free Personal Computer Devices
Ongoing Tech Support
At-home Digital Skills Training

What impact will the Project have in the lives of Community Members?

The Digital Navigator Project will provide eligible Westmoreland County PA residents with the tools,

training and support needed to help them access…

HEALTHCARE
Access & manage healthcare tools: telehealth visits, patient portals, and other information.
COMMUNITY INFO
Access local government information, learn about and participate in community activities.
SOCIAL SERVICES
Access, learn, apply & manage services such as: Affordable Connectivity Program, Medicaid, Medicare, Housing, Food Banks, etc.
PERSONAL
Connect & stay in touch with friends and family. Access & manage online tools such as: online bill payment, shopping, banking, etc.
EDUCATION
Access & manage child’s school portal, Access & manage online education portals/tools/resources.
WORK
Access & manage workforce development tools/resources/portals, Apply for job opportunities.

Testimonials

The Washington Co Digital Navigator Project has been a game-changer for the emergency services in Cokeburg borough, specifically for the Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department. With access to critical devices and comprehensive digital skills training, the project has helped us significantly improved our life-saving emergency services and enhanced our response capabilities to fire protection and other critical situations. The project’s support has bridged the gap between our aspirations and financial constraints, enabling us to better serve our community with faster and more efficient responses.

We are immensely grateful for their support and excited about the positive impact it will have on our department’s operations and the safety of our residents. 

Dave Lambert, Chief Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Co. Washington County, PA

Partner with Us

We are here to help bridge the Digital Divide in Westmoreland County. Our project is designed to provide devices and services that can be customized to the particular needs of the communities you serve. 
If you represent a nonprofit organization, community agency, school, local government, or any other community-based group that serves Westmoreland County residents, please consider partnering with us.

Latest Project News

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Project FAQs

Who qualifies to receive our services?

ONLY Westmoreland County PA residents who are ENROLLED through a Community Distribution Partner QUALIFY to be part of the project.

How do I become a distribution partner?

If your organization serves Westmoreland County PA residents, you can become one of our distribution partners.

To learn more about becoming a partner, please contact:

Gina McGrath
Digital Navigator Westmoreland County / Education Advisor

gmcgrath@computerreach.org

Gina McGrath

412-449-9677

gmcgrath@ComputerReach.Org

Gina is a retired IT director and instructor with 26 years of experience. She now works as an independent contractor that trains employees in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Databases, Google Apps, File Structure, and other applications. She has been a key curriculum developer and seasoned professional driving our educational programs since 2017. She holds an associate degree in computer science from Westmoreland County Community College and a bachelor of science in business management/information technology from Seton Hill University.