Our Technology Center
According to the Pew Research Center:
- Half of all US households with incomes below $30,000 a year do not have access to high-speed internet at home.
- One third do not own a smartphone or a tablet, making it even harder for poorer families to compete financially and professionally.
- With new computers and automation increasingly permeating not only manufacturing but also services, those with less familiarity with or access to the Internet, computers, and smartphones are left at a considerable disadvantage.
Equal access to basic technologies must be a priority. With generous donations from corporate sponsors and individual donors, Rise-N-Step plans to build 30 Tech Centers in the most marginalized and disenfranchised communities in the United States.
Rise-N-Step goal is to:
- Give youth from lower-income households ample access to connectivity and devices.
- Introduce emerging technologies and expands opportunities for gaining new skills early in life.
- Providing opportunities for former inmates to learn new computer skills and expand their job prospects.
- Create an open access technology center that allows complementary use of computers and printers for research, job application submission and program enrollment