TGH’s long-term goal is to make Greater Boston the first metropolitan area in the country where technology and the opportunity it provides are accessible to all. 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.
Addressing digital inequity so communities are empowered to thrive.
3,000+ graduates have used their technology and skills to communicate with others via email or videochat
2,400+ have been able to access telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic
1,150+ students are better able to do schoolwork online
560+ graduates who were unemployed at the beginning of the TGH course found jobs or became full-time students after taking the course
Increased Internet Access & Skills
TGH strives to help individuals learn to navigate and use the internet in whatever capacity benefits them most.
of TGH households without affordable, high-quality home internet have had the option to receive one year internet services at no cost since March 2020.
of TGH learners report that they learned skills during their TGH course that can help improve their lives.
“Many of our students were trying to complete college applications and writing their college essays on their phones. It has made a huge difference for our students to have devices at home to be able to work on their applications at their own pace.”
TGH Community Instructor, June 2020
Caregiver Engagement to Improve Education Outcomes
TGH empowers schools to successfully engage with families by bringing caregivers in to learn with their children and fostering supportive relationships between caregivers, other families in the community, and school staff.
caregivers report their children use their TGH device for learning multiple times a week.
children are better able to do schoolwork online because of TGH.
students’ grades improved because of the TGH course.
caregivers are more involved with their children’s education because of TGH.
“TGH was the best experience of my life. It made me change my career.
I am now a student in college training to be a PC Engineer!”
Kewanee, TGH Graduate
Career Outcomes and Increased Economic Opportunity
TGH empowers adult learners to use the internet as a tool for economic mobility so graduates are prepared to search for jobs online, create a resume, complete online applications, and secure jobs with sustaining wages.
Among last year's graduates:
261 got a better job
298 entered a work training program
186 started a business
568 who were unemployed at the beginning of the TGH course found jobs or became full-time students after taking the course
Courses & Community Partners
TGH courses are currently held in partnership with over 150 community sites.
Over the past five years we have served 22,000 youth and adult learners and distributed 14,500 new computers in communities across Greater Boston.
We know our program works because we collect feedback from learners to ensure it's meeting their needs.
report that they learned skills during their TGH course that can help improve their lives.
say they would recommend TGH to others.