Partner Agencies

If you’d like to become a Partner Agency, please send a request via the contact page. There is no fee, simply provide your program description and contact information, and add a link to pbdd.org to your website.

Details about Partner Agencies are available here. The following is a quick summary.

org name Website description City State
PCs for People www.pcsforpeople.com/

Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts in across the US. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to provide a technology access that offers employment and educational opportunities to low-income individuals, families with children, and those with disabilities.

Their services include free end-of-life IT asset management and certified data sanitization, technology refurbishing, computer distribution, computer repair, internet service, tech education, and free electronic recycling. Through an unwavering commitment to the communities they serve, they have distributed over 60,000 computers, subscribed thousands of families to low cost internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics.

They have facilities in St. Paul, Denver, and Mankato, MN, where they were founded. They serve 200 people a day coming through their doors, low income families looking for computers, computer repair, or Internet service.

In addition to shipping nationwide, PCs for People has partnered with Mobile Beacon to offer a free platform that allows non-profits to offer affordable, high-quality refurbished computers and Mobile Beacon’s unlimited, high-speed internet service for as low as $10/month.

St. Paul Minnesota
Peer to Peer University (P2PU) Peer to Peer University

Peer 2 Peer University (or simply P2PU) is a non-profit organization that facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls. Founded in 2008, P2PU has grown into a distributed community of educators, librarians, activists, policy-makers, and technologists. P2PU trains librarians and community leaders to facilitate learning in their neighborhoods, develops and curates open educational resources and software, and champions related causes including open education, digital equity, and public libraries.

San Francisco California
People’s Resource Center PeoplesRC.org

The PRC Computer Access and Training Program provides free classes in computer skills and software, including Intro to Computers, Windows Fundamentals, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, PRC takes donated computers and refurbishes them for distribution to people who need a home computer.

The Dr. Fix-It program provides free repairs on home computers for PRC clients.

Wheaton Illinois
San DIego Futures Foundation San Diego Futures Foundation

San Diego Futures Foundation works to improve lives in San Diego County by making information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors.

San Diego California
TechBoomers TechBoomers

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites and apps on the Internet.

Waterloo Ontario
TechnoCycle TechnoCycle

Within the for-profit company, Technocycle has a a community outreach program which provides a free computer to all incoming First Graders attending Berry Elementary, an Environmental Science Magnet School located in North East Houston. Each student receives  an Internet-enabled computer equipped with Windows 2007 operating system, Office 2007, Anti Virus software, and Internet Filtration Software.

Technocycle is working with outside sponsors to underwrite the cost of providing Internet access to the students, working with Berry Elementary, a non-profit organization.

Houston Texas
Technology System Solutions Technology System Solutions

Technology System Solutions (TSS) is a non-profit organization committed to helping the under-resourced neighborhoods, and the organizations that serve them, have access to and use of information and communication technology.

Premised on the belief that substantive, supported access to technology will be a powerful catalysts and incentive for all to pursue their life, education and employment goals, our mission is to ensure that all families regardless of income, have access to information technology and the capacity to take advantage of the academic, economic, and social opportunities that today’s technology affords.

Sanford North Carolina
Veterans Court Technology Clinic Veteran’s Court Technology Clinic

The Veterans Court  Technology Clinic is a 501c3 operating over the last five years in St. Louis, MO. We serve the underserved: homeless, people re-entering society from prison, and people with little or no personal resources, many of them veterans. We teach them fundamental computers skills, help them with resume writing and equip them with a free computer upon graduation.

St. Louis MO