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.
|AZ StRUT||AZ StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology)||
|Community Computer Connection||www.c3-colorado.org/||
Community Computer Connection, an official Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, has provided access to technology to the underserved communities of Colorado since 2000. Over the many years, Community Computer Connection has refurbished and distributed thousands of computers to schools and nonprofit organizations. Over 30% of our computer systems go to youth and families in Colorado.
Community Computer Connection receives donations of used computer equipment from local corporations, organizations, and individuals. Our team fully refurbishes and distributes them to charities, schools and low income families for an administrative fee. The computers we refurbish come complete with licensed Windows operating systems and additional software. The computers are used to establish or upgrade community technology centers, improve administrative operations, and support “Learn and Earn” programs that award students a computer for completing technical training.
Education and training is a vital part of our program. We have established partnerships with local colleges in the Front Range area which incorporate work study students to assist us in the refurbishment process. Students who participate with our program are able to earn money to towards their school expenses as well as gain hands on work experience that contributes to their professional skills.
CompuCorps is a high-tech charity that seeks to benefit Canadian society by providing at risk groups (Aboriginal, youth, seniors and those living with disability) career and life skills training focused on access to technology (computers) and the internet.
The organization runs three programs including; TechYouth, TechReuse and TechMentor. It was funded in 2000, has engaged over 250 IT volunteers, and it has contributed to over 100 charity projects supported by a dedicated team of members and volunteers. CompuCorps is also a registered Microsoft partner and refurbisher.
CompUDopt aims to provide technology access and education to underserved youth in the greater Houston area. We have three core programs including our Computer Adoption Program which gives refurbished computers from companies overhauling their technology to children who don’t have computers at home, After School Program which leverages technology to teach about STEAM fields and our high school Learn2Earn program which introduces students to hardware and software engineering and rewards them with a refurbished laptop at the end of the program.
|Computers 4 Kids||Computers for Kids||
Located in West Sacramento, Computers 4 Kids (C4K) operates in response to our region’s need for the development of technical abilities and the promotion of improved educational outcomes. Our region’s students and the community in which we reside are our priority!
C4K has made available free and/or low cost desktops and laptops for students in the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) and the Los Rios Community College district (LRCCD) with ongoing support!
1) Eligibility is determined by student participation in Federal Student Aid, State Board of Governor Waiver programs, and any form of public assistance.
2) Referrals can be made via email from the C4K designated contact at each campus.
C4K also provides paid technical internships to students in the LRCCD. As a technical intern, the student will strengthen their abilities in client contact soft skills, computer architecture, hardware repair and replacement, software installation and upgrades, basic PC maintenance, in addition to gaining interpersonal relations communication skills.
“Improving academic success one student at a time”
|Computers to SD Kids||www.c2sdk.org||
C2SDK believes all children and their families in San Diego, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology and the crucial educational, occupational, and financial resources that technology can provide to improve their educational options and their futures.
Economic barriers to technology hinder the growth and development of low-income families and perpetuate poverty. C2SDK responds to this digital disparity and the real-world demand for computer literacy through its Technology Assistance Program that recycles and refurbishes used computers and delivers them to families in need. C2SDK also provides each recipient with education, training and technical support necessary to achieve success.
|Connected Nation||Connected Nation||
Connected Nation has been committed to provide extensive broadband planning services for communities and states for more than ten years. These services ranging from comprehensive broadband mapping to public policy language. Connected Nation has a number of services to serve communities and its citizens.
Connected Nation promotes digital literacy by joining together public and private partners in programs that help vulnerable populations overcome top barriers to technology adoption – broadband awareness, technology training, computer ownership, and subscription affordability.
|Digital Bridge||Digital Bridge||
Digital Bridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to connecting underserved communities with digital resources they would otherwise not be able to access or afford, turning technology destined for the landfill into tools of empowerment.
They take used assets from local businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals to provide affordable technology to low-income households and non-profits.
By partnering with local non-profits to set up computer labs, distribute computer, and provide affordable technology , they ensure that each project is sustainable and reaches those in need.
Ed Tech of WNY is an all-volunteer organization based in Buffalo NY. We enrich the lives of children by improving access to modern computer technology. The organization sets-up and installs or configures reliable networks, WiFi, computers, smartboards, servers and other types of technology for community centers, schools, or non-profits. We have “Ed Tech Days” where we spend at least 8 hrs. on site replacing and improving the technology at the site.
|Free Geek||Free Geek||
Free Geek’s mission is to recycle technology and provide access to computers, the Internet, education, and job skills in exchange for community service. After 24 hours of volunteer work, individuals take home a computer that comes with one year of tech support and digital literacy training.