PARTNER WITH TGH IN BOSTON & GREATER BOSTON
TGH’s mission is to empower communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance their lives. We partner with schools, non-profits, and community organizations to address the three components of the digital divide: fundamental computer and internet skills training, affordable hardware, and access to reliable, low cost internet. Together TGH and it’s partner sites trained 5,500 participants in 2019.
BECOMING A TGH PARTNER SITE
This meeting (either by phone or in-person) will be an opportunity for TGH to learn more about your organization, for you to learn more about TGH, and for us to discuss what a potential partnership might look like. Initial meetings should include a member of your leadership team (Executive Director, Program Director and/or Head of School). Please complete this New Partnership Inquiry form to set up a conversation.
2. Apply to be a Partner
Once we’ve mutually agreed to move forward with the partnership, TGH will email you an application to become a new partner site. This application must be completed by a member of your leadership team (Executive Director, Program Director and/or Head of School). Completing an application does not guarantee approval.
3. Identify your TGH Trainers
If you’ve received a partnership confirmation from Tech Goes Home, please identify at least one staff member from your organization who can run the 15-hour Tech Goes Home course. We recommend two trainers per TGH course. These trainers need not be computer experts but should be comfortable using the internet, particularly tools such as email, Google Docs, and search engines. TGH Trainers help participants learn about and sign up for low cost Internet and handle administrative duties related to the course including tracking attendance and collecting participant forms. Most importantly, they should be welcoming, patient, and passionate about helping people learn life-changing skills!
4. Certify your TGH Trainers
Once your site partnership is official, you will receive instructions to share with your staff about a trainer application. They must complete a three step process to be certified as a Tech Goes Home Trainer.
Complete an online trainer application
Pass a short “Internet Basics” assessment with a score of 85% or higher
Attend a 3 hour Trainer Orientation with our team.
5. Apply to start a course
Certified trainers at official partner sites can submit a course application for each cohort they would like to teach. While we can not approve every course that our partners want to teach, we do our best to meet the demand. Once the course is approved, the site may recruit participants and run the course!