World Computer Exchange - Chicago

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • International


1965 W Pershing RdChicago, IL 60609 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

World Computer Exchange (WCE) is an international educational nonprofit focused on helping the world's poorest youth to bridge the disturbing global divides in information, technology and understanding. WCE keeps donated computers out of landfills and gives them new life connecting youth to the Internet in developing countries. WCE leverages the resources of businesses, strategic allies, volunteers, and schools to build the capacity of WCE's partners to prepare local schools, teachers, and students to use the Internet as a bridge to new resources, opportunities, and understanding.


Come join others in a friendly welcoming volunteer environment to make a difference in the lives of children in developing countries . We seek dedicated people with a wide range of technical skills . World Computer Exchange(WCE) is an international educational nonprofit that acquires and refurbishes used computers for shipment to classrooms in developing countries. The Chicago Chapter of WCE is very active. Since 2009 we have shipped over 3000 computer sets to classrooms in developing countries

Since April of 2015, World Computer Exchange Chicago Chapter has shipped 800 computers to classrooms in Honduras, Haiti Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Our 11th,12th,13th and 14th shipments.

The Chicago Chapter of WCE works 3-4 Saturdays/month preparing PCs for shipment. What we do: inventory equipment testing cleaning of equipment wiping hard drives installing operating systems and software repair PCs palletizing for shipment. Teens and adults are welcome. Basic computer skills are needed. All of our tasks except repair can be learned during our orientation.


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