World Computer Exchange - Chicago

Cause Area

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


1919 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 8000 computer sets to classrooms in developing countries

The Chicago Chapter of WCE works 2 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. Care needed. Computer repair tasks are sought in volunteers.


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