Category Archives: Partner Profiles

Learning to be the light – May 2019

While teaching high-school juniors at Sunday school, Robin Schultz discovered that one of his students didn’t have a computer at home. Since he had access to used computers through his computer-consulting business, he placed one in his student’s home. Realizing … Continue reading

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Digital Bridge – March 2019

Digital Bridge began in 2009 by Dan Pastori and Jeff Hanson as Project Community Computers, a student organization at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Digital Bridge has since grown into an independent, nonprofit organization headquartered in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. In January, … Continue reading

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San Diego Futures Foundation – January 2019

San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) provides technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, electronics recycling and digital media services to nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors in San Diego County. It was started in 1999 as … Continue reading

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P2PU – Peer 2 Peer University

Over the years, one benefit of computer access in the home has been the resources of free on-line training. There are so many classes on so many topics, much of it free. It’s a wonderful opportunity. But only if people … Continue reading

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human-I-T April 2018

human-I-T’s goal is a world where every family has a working computer. Katherine and Barry visited their site in Los Angeles in early January where they met with Qu Chen, head technician, part of the human-I-T Team. The founders, Gabe … Continue reading

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Computers 2 San Diego Kids – January, 2018

We met with Chéri Pierre, the Chief Executive Officer of  Computers 2 SD Kids on January 23, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Collaboration was a strong theme of our conversation. As Chéri said,  “Collaboration is good. Your organization can then be … Continue reading

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Ed Tech – November 2017

As an all-volunteer organization based in Buffalo, NY, Ed Tech of Western New York seeks to enrich the lives of children by improving access to computer technology. They set up reliable networks, WiFi, computers, smart boards, servers and other technology … Continue reading

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AZStRUT – September 2017

Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology (AZStRUT) has refurbished more than 56,000 computers for nonprofits and schools in Arizona in the last twenty years. Founding sponsors Intel and Motorola formed AZStRUT in 1997. Currently, over one hundred companies donate hardware at several … Continue reading

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Comp-U-Dopt May 2017

Comp-U-Dopt provides technology access and education to underserved youth in greater Houston. PBDD met with the Executive Director, Megan Steckly, in February and toured their facility. Comp-U-Dopt was founded in 2007 by John Osha, a Houston patent attorney, based on the … Continue reading

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TechnoCycle Community Outreach – February 2017

As an example of the valuable contributions a corporation can make to digital inclusion, this profile highlights TechnoCycle’s community outreach program  which provides a free computer to incoming first graders attending Berry Elementary in North East Houston. The cost of providing … Continue reading

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