Austin ISD has partnered with Bridging the Gap and the City of Austin Digital Inclusion Program to provide nearly 180 families with computers for the first time.
What: Bridging the Gap distribution event where nearly 180 families that do not currently have computer access will be given a computer. Nearly half of those families will also receive a mobile hotspot for internet access.
When: 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19
Where: Sanchez Elementary School, 73 San Marcos St.
About Mobile Beacon: Mobile Beacon provides high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: the nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations that provide vital services to millions of Americans every day. Through this broadband service, organizations have an essential tool to fulfill their missions and maximize their philanthropic impact, which allows organizations to access more information, reach more people, and help more in their communities. Learn more at www.mobilebeacon.org.
About PCs for People: PCs for People is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides affordable computers, computer repair, and internet service to low-income families and nonprofits across the country. In addition, we provide digital literacy training to people with limited technological experience due to social, physical, or economic circumstances. PCs for People has distributed over 60,000 computers, subscribed thousands of families to low-cost internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. Our corporate services include secure IT asset disposition and certified data sanitization. Learn more at www.pcsforpeople.org.