Tech Goes Home (TGH), founded in 2000, is a national award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance lives. With the support and backing of the city of Boston, TGH prioritizes low-income and underserved populations, including people from challenged neighborhoods, those without technology at home, the unemployed and underemployed, people who do not speak English, and individuals with disabilities. 80% of TGH households have incomes under $35,000 per year. Of the population TGH serves, 89% are people of color, 45% are English learners. About 45% of TGH School courses support students with special needs. More than 30,000 participants have completed TGH and more than 20,000 new computers have been distributed. The program has been replicated in Tennessee, New York, New Mexico, Connecticut, and Louisiana.
Our Story, Our Purpose
Tech Goes Home is focused on tackling the entrenched barriers to technology adoption and Internet access in Boston and across the US. While one could easily assume that mobile and home-based computer access to the Internet has become universal, the stubborn fact remains that an estimated 47 million Americans have no access to a computer and Internet at home. Only 53% of families with a household income under $30,000 have a computer and home Internet. One year after completing TGH, more than 83% of our graduates have home Internet.
Research Yields Results
TGH has gathered extensive research to understand how people fall behind due to lack of technology and Internet access. Check out just how much need there is out there, and the difference we're making!
Awards and News
Tech Goes Home is proud to have a growing list of accolades and news features.
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The TGH Team
We have an awesome team of talented people with a passion for helping others. Take a look at the cool things they've done and continue to do to benefit their communities, and don't hesitate to get in touch!
Jobs With TGH
At TGH, we love working with people who love helping others, and we strive to create a more fair and accessible society. Interested in working with us? Click below to see any open positions, or contact us to find out all the other ways you can help us in our efforts to empower communities to overcome barriers and advance lives.