Our organization was founded as a 501(c)(3) in 2019 as a resource to bridge the technological divide in Los Angeles. Operating from a background in information technology, the CEO and President knows the importance technology plays in everyday life and how necessary it is to have access in today's world. Our nonprofit is committed to providing access to technology through services such as Internet access, telecommunications access, and email and cloud storage for Southern California communities, particularly those experiencing homelessness, seniors, or low-income individuals who do not have access to these services. Additionally, we seek to train these populations to ensure they understand the basics of technology and cyber security.
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Our proposed project will directly contribute to our mission of addressing the technological divide by providing resources, technical education, and training for the Southern California community's most vulnerable populations. Its objectives include:
• Communications and technology support and infrastructure in the form of telephone (VoIP) services with E911 service, network connectivity (wireless communications, baseline Internet, internal networking) Our organization will provide to a minimum of 5 homeless shelters and/or missions.
• Employment workshops in collaboration with partner organizations to assist those with limited access to technology on how to effectively use technology to find gainful employment. Additionally, we will provide those who successfully complete training programs with technology resources to further pursue employment opportunities. These workshops are slated to occur once per quarter with guarantees of at least 3 per year, barring extenuating circumstances.
• Conduct various device donation, recycling, and repair events through the Los Angeles Area to bring further awareness and support to providing and supplying technology education, services, and resources to our communities. We anticipate having these events 1 per quarter, with a minimum of 2 per year, and depending on adequate need from community partners.
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People experiencing homelessness rely on the internet to apply for housing and benefits, schedule appointments with doctors and case managers, search for jobs, and stay in touch with family and friends. The facilities and centers in which those experiencing homelessness provide the necessities for survival, lets take that one step further. Let’s help those shelters provide not only the tools necessary to assist those who find placement in these centers but the technology to thrive and achieve more.
Our organization aims to implant at these centers a resilient technological support infrastructure providing communications (phones and service), computer labs, access to email, internet, and most of all technology support to those in need.
Our nonprofit is dedicated to providing training to those in need with the skills needed to further their pursuit to regain structure and succeed.
Additionally, our organization provides computer labs, Security Camera Systems, VoIP E911, Cyber Security, Technology Training and Support, as well as various Technology related services providing workforce development, job training, educations assistance and access, remote education, remote occupation training and capabilities, and various others.
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We have an agency mission statement: To help educate, facilitate, and secure safe access to fundamental technology needed in the modern education, work, and personal communities throughout California. No one should be left behind in a world they do not understand.