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Technology for All, Inc.

  • Houston, TX
  • www.techforall.org

Mission Statement

Technology For All is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create educational, economic and personal opportunities for low-income, underserved and vulnerable persons through the tools of technology. We do this by partnering with local community-based organizations, corporations, foundations, technology providers and public agencies to provide computer access, training and broadband connections to the Internet. As we work together we create opportunities for low-income persons and the communities in which they live.

Main Programs

  1. Training
  2. PowerUp+
  3. Public Computer Centers
  4. Technology Research and Innovation
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Technology For All currently serves the community of Pecan Park. At our facility we have an on-site computer lab for youth and adults alike. Our lab is a great resource the community is able to utilize and also may be the only computer resource available to them. In the Pecan Park area only a third of the adults have a high school diploma. And everyday our computer labs are full of youth and adults seeking to "stay connected" with an increasingly digital world. Technology For All also partners with community organizations and serves areas in Houston, San Antonio and Rural Texas.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dr. William S. Reed

Keywords

Self-reported

broadband public computer center digital literacy technology training wireless

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EIN

76-0545260

 Number

1409707342

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

unity Improvement & Capacity Building N.E.C. (Com)

nce & Technology N.E.C. (Uci)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Training

Through partnerships with nonprofits, corporations and other organizations, TFA provides computer access and training to low-income and underserved persons so that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to learn, work and live in today's digital world. TFA has trained thousands of low-income and underserved learners on a range of subjects. Through our Texas Connects Coalition project, TFA and its coalition partner provided over 3 million hours of free training to more than 230,000 people. Through partnerships with 96 community organizations in 17 counties, we trained clients of these organizations on basic to advanced computer skills, job readiness, and other topics. Through school partnerships, we provide computer certification courses, instruction in online "portal" tools for parents, professional development for Adult Education teachers, and more. Other ongoing training includes digital literacy training and workforce development training.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Budget

Program 2

PowerUp+

The TFA PowerUp+ program is a convergence of opportunities and collaboration to improve student educational success by increasing teacher, student, and parent technical skills and positive interactions with each other through online tools for education and engagement.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Public Computer Centers

Technology For All was the lead organization of the Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2) project which provided technology access and training to underserved communities in 17 Texas counties. We established free public computer centers in local community-based organizations. Trainers offered job and life skills classes on online language learning, MS Office Suite, resume building and other identified community needs. We had 96 centers in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and rural Texas. Today, those centers continue to benefit from the computer labs established by the TXC2.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$17,900,000.00

Program 4

Technology Research and Innovation

TFA has partnered with Rice University, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, the University of Houston and others on major research in fields that utilize technology as a tool to address community problems and address various fields of inquiry. Our largest relationship is a research network with Rice University. Together, we provide TFA-Wireless, a secure wireless Internet network for a low-income neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Over 19,000 residents have access to this network thanks to this partnership and to grants from the National Science Foundation. This wireless network saw the first residential deployment of "Super WiFi" in the U.S., or wireless signals strong enough to pierce barriers like buildings and trees that normally limit or weaken signal strength. Research gained from TFA-Wireless is seen in scholastic and press publications. Funding for this project is shared by Rice and Technology For All.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$750,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Technology For All currently serves the community of Pecan Park. At our facility we have an on-site computer lab for youth and adults alike. Our lab is a great resource the community is able to utilize and also may be the only computer resource available to them. In the Pecan Park area only a third of the adults have a high school diploma. And everyday our computer labs are full of youth and adults seeking to "stay connected" with an increasingly digital world. Technology For All also partners with community organizations and serves areas in Houston, San Antonio and Rural Texas.

Affiliations + Memberships

Greater Houston Partnership

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Technology for All Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Technology for All, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. William S. Reed

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Since its inception, Technology For All (TFA) has been focused on utilizing the tools of technology to empower low-income and underserved communities. Recently, TFA has been focused on computer training - helping low-income, underserved and vulnerable Texans gain the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to work, learn and live in today's digital world. Since 2011, through our Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2) and other projects, we have provided more than 3 million hours of training to over 232,000 people at 96 TXC2 public computer centers and schools across 17 Texas counties. Now, we are poised to expand our programing as the need for digital literacy expands in the workplace, in the schools and in government. We need your support. Please join our efforts to include all persons in the digital revolution that most of us take for granted."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Janice C Anderson

Access Sciences Corporation

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