Without digital equity, our community is incapable of succeeding as a whole.
The digital divide was brought to the spotlight due to COVID-19 as the world turned to technology for community, resources, schooling, and work. Students began to perform schooling online, which left those without devices unable to attend class, complete online homework, or write essays. Telehealth services for those incapable of going on-site became out of reach and therefore nonexistent. The 60-70% of jobs only posted online were inaccessible to people in dire need of income. Graduated students couldn't apply to the 700 colleges only using the CommonApp. Although some services have returned to in-person, the reality is our reliance on technology as a whole grew tremendously. Those without digital access continue to fall behind their peers without equitable technological resources. Click here to learn more about our work in 2020.
We collect over 1 million pounds of e-waste per year from both individuals and businesses, which is recycled or refurbished and redistributed to our community for free or at low cost.
Through our Community Technology Education program, we help individuals reach their own goals with technology with a diverse menu of offerings anyone can learn. Currently our classes are in the works to be moved online.
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Purchase from the Free Geek store to fund our operating costs - 100% of proceeds go to Free Geek