KidsTek is thrilled to announce that we have merged with PCs for People! This incredible non-profit organization provides the opportunity for low-income individuals and non-profits to benefit from the life-changing impact of computers and mobile internet. PCs for People does this by recycling and refurbishing computer hardware that is donated by both individuals and businesses, and getting them out to community members in need.
PCs for People was originally founded in 1998 in Minnesota. PCs for People has grown to become a leader in digital inclusion for low-income families and individuals across the country. Not only is there a focus on getting computers into the community, but PCs for People has also helped to connect over 165,000 families to the internet. This is such important work as it has become more difficult to access healthcare, education, and employment opportunities without the use of computers and online access.
As a part of the Denver branch of PCs for People, KidsTek will be representing the educational endeavors of the non-profit. Richard Liner, co-founder of KidsTek said, “Our merger with PCs for People not only adds an education arm to their comprehensive technology accessibility offerings, it expands our reach nationally and opens the door to the addition of adult education classes focusing on industry-recognized tech certifications that we have been providing to our high schoolers for years. We are looking forward to serving the Park Hill community at the new classroom in PCs For People’s facility, and to providing more digital literacy opportunities to our under-served families in Denver and around the country.”