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.
|Our Children LA||Our Children L.A.||
Recognizing that over 70% of homeless youth use a smartphone and many others regularly access computers at libraries or other computer centers, Our Children LA provides mobile and web-based resources to help unaccompanied youth find the support they need to survive, especially those most vulnerable to poor life outcomes due to disease, disability, abandonment, neglect, abuse, poverty, trauma and adverse environmental conditions.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|St. Paul Neighborhood Network||St Paul Neighborhood Network||
Founded in 1984 to offer a media voice to underrepresented people, SPNN is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that has since grown to harness its unique media tools, digital communications expertise, and spirit of innovation to elevate community media arts to a new level, becoming a national model. SPNN improves community social, civic, and economic equity via the transformative art of media making and 21st century skill-building. Their mission is: to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding. They utilize the power of technology to:
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.
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.
|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.
|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.