Computer Reach
Computer Reach
Computer Reach’s Mission: We are a volunteer-based humanitarian organization dedicated to the refurbishing of donated and used computer technology for placement, in cooperation with other organizations, in areas such as community centers, schools, libraries, and churches that have limited or no financial resources. We provide these computers with free educational software (requiring no Internet access), coupled with support and training, to ensure that the full potential of this technology can be realized to bridge the digital divide in a technology-driven world.

Computer Reach’s Vision: To positively impact disadvantaged people around the globe by providing technology, coupled with support and training in an economically viable and environmentally safe way.

Western Pennsylvania is 85% of our public service effort ... in low income, mostly rural and urban neighborhoods. Some suburbs of Pittsburgh also have technology needs not met by shrinking education budgets.

We serve 7 states across the USA so far, in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Internationally we organize efforts in 20 countries that include El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Peru, Malaysia, India, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi.

As of July 29, 2014 a total of 1,228 different volunteers have donated their time to refurbish ...
6,459 Computers

Recent posts from the Computer Reach Blog

    Field and Factory   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
This week we share stories from the field … 5 families from Bellevue, PA in the S.O.L.E. ( Self Organized Learning Environments ) study on July 17, 2014: And from the factory … High school students from local districts on July 18, 2014: The Heinz Endowment Interns on July 23, 2014: Crestfield Camp and Conference (read more...)

    July 17, 2014 Crestfield Camp Service Project   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
33 volunteers from Crestfield Camp and Conference Center gathered at Computer Reach to help with multiple warehouse activities. Crestfield Camp and Conference Center 195 Taggert Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 (724) 794-4022 THANKS !

    Crestfield Tackles 140 Laptops   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
Thirteen teens and adults, the Mission Possible Team from Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, were onsite today at our Computer Reach warehouse to recycle 140 computers. Thanks to Aimee Spicuzza and Laura Smith for their leadership.

    CJ and SOLE   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
Part 1: New volunteers at Computer Reach at Construction Junction and a new project in Pittsburgh serving Bhutanese refugees called the Pittsburgh SOLE .. Funding by The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Part 2: The S.O.L.E. concept was pioneered by Sugata Mitra of India, now professor at Newcastle University in the UK. Computer Reach (read more...)

    Argosy University – Thank You – May 2, 2014   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
On Friday May 2, 2014 a great group from Argosy University came to our warehouse at 214 N. Lexington , Pittsburgh, PA 15208 to volunteer a full day of preparing Apple eMacs for the Indian Nations here in Pittsburgh, as well as Linux computers destined for Ghana Africa. THANK YOU !