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  • San Diego Futures Foundation San Diego Futures Foundation

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to make information technology available to the broadest of San Diego County residents. Through many community collaborations, SDFF is meeting that goal by delivering hardware, software, training, education, and technical services to nonprofits, community-based organizations and schools that serve over half a million San Diego residents.

Description

The San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to establish accessibility to information technology resources, increase computer literacy, and provide job training to enable a broader range of citizens to cross the digital divide. SDFF is dedicated to improving the lives of San Diego County's kids, teens, seniors, veterans, disabled individuals, and other community members.

The County of San Diego, under the visionary leadership of the Board of Supervisors, outsourced all their IT and telecommunications services in late 1999. At the time, this was believed to be the biggest state or local government technology privatization ever. The County realized that as it began transforming itself by providing services online instead of "in line," it was critical that the citizens of San Diego County, particularly the underserved populations, have access to the new "e-government" services and requisite training necessary to participate in today's increasingly technological work place.

SDFF was founded in 1999 by the Pennant Alliance, a consortium of high technology companies representing Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), AT&T, and Avaya, Inc. The Pennant Alliance provided information technology and telecommunications services to the County of San Diego, and created the San Diego Futures Foundation as a way to give back to the

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