Tech Goes Home collaborates with community partners to advance digital equity
Tech Goes Home programs serve people of all ages, with courses geared towards families, adults, entrepreneurs, older adults, and more. We bring computers, internet, and training to families and individuals throughout Massachusetts so students can do homework, adults can find jobs and manage finances, seniors can connect with loved ones, and all can lead healthy lives.
We offer programs for adults, as well as family-based intergenerational programs. TGH’s family-based programs engage youth and their caregivers together to learn digital skills as a team. Each family or individual who participates in our programs completes 15 hours of live, interactive digital skills training, earning a Chromebook or iPad, and, if needed, 12 months of internet services. Click below to learn more about our programs and see upcoming courses.
About Tech Goes Home
Who We Are
Founded in 2000, Tech Goes Home (TGH) empowers communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance lives. Our programs focus on serving people and communities who face systemic barriers to technology adoption.
In the past five years alone, 21,000 learners have graduated from TGH programs, and we have distributed more than 15,000 new computers in communities across Eastern Massachusetts.
Hear from Mayor Wu
During Boston's mayoral campaign, Tech Goes Home asked all of the mayoral candidates about their plans for advancing digital equity in the City. Take a look at Mayor Wu's response below.
We measure success by the digital life skills, computers, and internet access that graduates gain through participating in the TGH program, and the extent to which they feel empowered to apply those skills and tools to improve their lives in whatever way will benefit them most. Last year:
graduates used their TGH device and digital skills to access telehealth appointments
students are using their TGH device multiple times a week for learning
graduates got a job, got a pay raise, entered a work training program, or started a business since participating in TGH
Take a Look
Listen to what TGH learners and leaders have to say about TGH and how the program has affected their lives.
As defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), "digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.
It is important to note here the use of “equity” vs. “equality.” When we use the word equity, we accurately acknowledge the systemic barriers that must be dismantled before achieving equality for all."