Founded in 2000, Tech Goes Home (TGH) empowers communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance lives. We bring computers, internet, and training to those without so students can do homework, adults can find jobs and manage finances, seniors can connect with loved ones, and all can lead healthy lives.
In the past five years alone, we have graduated 22,000 learners from our programs and distributed 14,500 new computers. TGH programs serve people of all ages, from 3 to 94, living in communities throughout Greater Boston. Our programs are directed at those without technology at home, with a focus on individuals who are un- or under-employed, are from low-income households, have limited English proficiency, or are living with disabilities. Of the households that TGH serves, 75% have incomes under $35,000, and 30% of adult learners are unemployed. Nearly 50% of TGH learners are from immigrant families and 85% are people of color.
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 United States. While it is easy to 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, 96% of our graduates have home internet.
"The best part is having more time with my son at home. He is teaching me more than I expected, we are doing homework together."
"The class bonded. If one person didn't know how to do something, we did a sharing experience... It's empowered me."
Research Yields Results
TGH has gathered extensive research to understand how people fall behind due to lack of technology and internet access. Read more about digital equity and what we're doing to achieve it!!
Awards and News
Tech Goes Home is proud to have a growing list of accolades and news features.
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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.