FREE GEEK PUBLIC DONATION HOURS: WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY | 11AM - 4PM. *Public technology donations will be closed on Saturday, 6/22.
DIGITAL EQUITY

A condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for  participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning and access to essential services.

INCLUDING EVERYONE IN OUR DIGITAL FUTURE

In East County we have identified 5 neighborhoods that have 60,000 households with over 30,000 that qualify for lifeline programs such as SNAP and the Affordable Connectivity Programs. Of these 30,000 + households 3,300 do not own a functional computer device.

SERVICES


 

DIGITAL NAVIGATION

The Digital Navigator plays a vital role in fulfilling Free Geek's mission of narrowing the digital divide. The Digital Navigator provides active support to community members and partner organizations, navigating the internet; your device, affordable connectivity services, and coaching in essential digital skills.

Click here to schedule an appointment

 

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Integrated, experience-based instructional program designed to prepare community members to be knowledgeable about technology - its evolution, systems, technologies, utilization, and social and cultural significance.

 

AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Trusted guides who assist community members in internet adoption and the use of computing devices.

 

FREE GEEK DIGITAL EQUITY ACTION PLAN FOR EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Coming soon.

 

DEVICE WARRANTY

Window's machines given out to SNAP Program recipients receive a 1-year warranty and lifetime digital navigation support that is active the day the device is shipped. Machines given out to Technology Education program members receive a 6 month warranty on their device. 

*This is not eligible for machines purchased through Free Geek's eBay store*

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES


COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY GROUP AT BUREAU FOR PLANNING & SUSTAINABILITY

The Community Technology program builds community capacity and champions investments and public policy in a rapidly changing communications technology, utility, and broadband landscape to keep our local communities economically and culturally healthy.
 

DIGITAL EQUITY ACTION PLAN

The Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) outlines a series of operational and policy proposals for public and private agencies, along with nonprofits, in Portland/Multnomah County to advance the cause of digital equity.

 

MULTNOMAH COUNTY LIBRARY

The library focuses on the communities most impacted by racism and systems of oppression to empower them to learn and create. 

DIGITUNITY

Digitunity is a national organization working to eliminate the technology gap by providing a variety of resources and programs to people in need of access to devices and tools to help them thrive in todays society.

 

NATIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION ALLIANCE

National Digital Inclusion Alliance advances digital equity by supporting community programs and equipping policymakers to act.

 

XFINITY INTERNET ESSENTIALS

Xfinity Internet Essentials proves low cost, reliable high speed internet for low-income households.

 

RESOURCES FOR DEVICES

Government Benefit Program members are eligible for Free Cell Phone Service through Life Wireless or if you are in need of an affordable phone or laptop please visit Free Geek's eBay Store.

*If Free Geek does not have the inventory for free machines please apply through PC's For People*

 

RESOURCES FOR INTERNET OR BROADBAND

The Universal Service Administrative Company offers a search tool to help you find an Affordable Connectivity Program company in your area.

Search for a list of Affordable Connectivity providers

 

CONTACT US

For additional information or assistance contact us via email: computerfriends@freegeek.org

 

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Free Geek offers a series of curriculum centered around technology education.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS