by providing technology access & digital literacy training to Adults, Seniors, Veterans in need and the homeless in our community. Learn More
Bridge The Digital Divide is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization with a mission to sustainably repurpose technology, enable digital access, and provide digital skills training to adults and seniors in our community.
We safely & securely refurbish locally donated technology and give it back to our community at no or low cost to provide our community’s most vulnerable populations with technology access and also provide them with basic digital Literacy skills training needed to perform tasks on computers and online. What cannot be refurbished is recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
Why do we do what we do!
Computers help us in many ways, but the move toward a digital future isn’t without its share of hurdles. Many individuals especially in low income communities like ours lack the resources necessary to purchase a computer or get the training required to use digital technology. At the same time, the rapid pace of technology consumption and turnover means that tons of hazardous e-waste is created each year in the United States alone that most likely end up in landfills. Our goal is to divert technology that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away, refurbish it, and give it back to low-income families and individuals in our communities at no or low cost.
We don't stop there. We also provide digital skills training to adults, Seniors and the organizations that support them.
We are focused on ensuring older adults have a better way to learn digital skills so they can confidently use technology to stay happy, healthy & connected. Our role is to provide the digital skills training needed to make that happen. We provide both in-person and online digital skills training, printed materials, online courses, live online events, workshops, volunteer training, and volunteer support. We partner with seniors’ organizations across Southern California to support their volunteers in bringing digital skills training to adults and Seniors.
OUR PROGRAM PARTNERS
Partnership is at the heart of everything we do. Read our partner stories to see how we may work with you to support Seniors on their digital literacy journey.