The TGH Community Program partners with social service organizations in Greater Boston to deliver a course focused on fundamental digital skills for adults. Taught by TGH certified trainers at our partner organizations, course topics include, but are not limited to, job searching, financial literacy, communicating with friends and family, accessing public benefits, and finding educational programs. Courses are offered at locations such as libraries, community centers, public housing, and other nonprofit organizations. Upon completion of 15 hours of TGH curriculum, graduates have the option of purchasing a new Chromebook for $50 and can receive assistance in signing up for low-cost Internet.
TGH SMALL BUSINESS
The TGH Small Business Program offers a customized digital skills training for local small business owners, micro entrepreneurs, and people interested in starting a business or nonprofit. Graduates of the program gain digital skills to strengthen their businesses and, in turn, the local economy. The curriculum focuses on leveraging city resources, managing finances, developing an effective online presence, accepting online payments, and more. Upon completion of 15 hours of TGH curriculum, graduates have the option of purchasing a new Chromebook for $50 and can receive assistance in signing up for low-cost Internet.
The TGH School Program is hosted at partnering schools and courses are taught by school personnel who are TGH certified trainers. Families with students in grades 1 - 12 enrolled at a partner school can sign up to attend an afterschool TGH course. This program encourages parent-school engagement and gives the student and adult caregiver an opportunity to learn together. The curriculum focuses on fundamental digital skills and topics such as using Google apps for school and work, finding apps and websites for learning and play, tracking grades and attendance online, finding after-school programs, and accessing web-based family resources. Upon completion of 15 hours of TGH curriculum, each family has the option of purchasing a new Chromebook for $50 and can receive assistance in signing up for low-cost Internet.
TGH EARLY CHILDHOOD
The TGH Early Childhood Program is for families with young children ages 3-6. The course is taught using iPads by early education specialists who are certified TGH trainers. Designed for the parent/caregiver and their child, the curriculum is built around educational and social-emotional learning apps that focus on early language, literacy, and STEAM skill-building. Families practice early learning strategies and discuss challenges and opportunities in parenting with technology. At the completion of a 15 hour course, each family may purchase a new iPad loaded with educational apps for $50 and can receive assistance in signing up for low-cost Internet.
TGH’s programs are strengthened through the work of our 150+ volunteers who assist in two types of roles: in-class and event-based. In-class volunteers work alongside our trainers to support participants and families as they learn how to use the Internet, often in multiple languages. These critical volunteers help learners establish foundational competence and confidence that enable them to keep learning long beyond course completion. We also need assistance at one-off events.
TGH is working hard to connect Greater Boston residents to the Internet. We are partnering with the City of Boston, libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care centers, and faith-based organizations to disseminate critical information and help all of Greater Boston’s citizens access online resources. To see if YOU qualify for discounted high-speed Internet, head to www.tghconnect.org.