ConnectHome: Help the White House, US HUD and human-I-T Fix Technology for Those in Need!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2202 S Atlantic BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90040

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About

Summary:

Help refurbish technology, activate computers, and finalize shipments for technology distribution events ConnectHome (http://connecthome.hud.gov/); a White House and US HUD initiative. human-I-T has been chosen to distribute technology and help connect recipients to the internet, at different locations throughout Los Angeles!

Specifics:

- Test and evaluate computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, monitors, servers, switches, and other consumer/enterprise grade technology for working components.

- Refurbish and repurpose technology to promote reuse in your community, ensuring recipients do not take on hidden costs.

- 20 hours of warehouse training required.

About ConnectHome:

We are 1 of 28 cities chosen for this great pilot. Read more about the program:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Obama Administration launched ConnectHome to accelerate broadband adoption by children and families, living in HUD-assisted housing across the nation.

ConnectHome is a platform for collaboration between local governments, public housing agencies, Internet service providers, philanthropic foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other relevant stakeholders that will produce local solutions for narrowing the digital divide.

Our work seeks to:

  1. Make broadband Internet more adoptable by building new models to provide broadband infrastructure and to offer residents free or discounted service.
  2. Make broadband Internet more valuable by giving residents localized, free, and culturally sensitive training in essential digital literacy skills that will allow them to effectively utilize high-speed Internet.
  3. Make broadband Internet adoption sustainable by providing devices and technical support to our residents and by refocusing existing HUD resources to supplement and sustain the work of ConnectHome.

Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Min: 40+ hours
  • You must fill out the following form: http://human-i-t.org/volunteer/

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