Our mission is to unite organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy.
Public services and essential information are increasingly moving online, and many people are unable to access those resources. Worldwide, 4.4 billion people have never been online, and some of those people live right in the tech-savvy San Francisco Bay Area.
Many fine organizations are working to spread Internet connectivity to the underserved, but access to technology is only a partial solution. As Community Technology Network founder Kami Griffiths says, “That’s like giving a car to someone who doesn’t know how to drive.” Fortunately, Community Technology Network is working hard to close the digital divide through education and outreach. Because of Community Technology Network programs, people who have never used a computer before have learned to access social services online, video chat with family a continent away, read the news, and more.