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: 90% live in households that are considered “very low income” (HUD 2017), 90% are people of color, nearly 50% are English language learners, and 34% of adult learners are unemployed.
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 20% of households in the City of Boston lack a desktop or laptop computer, and 16% do not have home internet access (ACS 2015-2019). One year after completing TGH, 96% 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. 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.