Tech FIN

Our Mission
TechF.I.N seeks to address an alarming trend in America. Millions of low income families lack access to a computer in the home.

This lack of access contributes to a growing digital divide where completing schoolwork, or college and job applications becomes increasingly difficult. Yet, in this environment U.S. companies dispose of millions of functional computers every year, per their upgrade cycle. In a solution that is both sustainable and beneficial, TechF.I.N aspires to divert some of these machines from the scrap heap to the living room.​

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See technology in a new light
TechF.I.N. Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable entity that seeks to address an alarming trend in America.

Millions of low-income families lack access to a computer in the home. This contributes to a growing digital divide where completing schoolwork or college and job applications becomes increasingly difficult.

Computer literacy and employment have an obvious connection.  Computer skills help to reduce unemployment by helping people to both find and qualify for higher paying jobs.  As a result, narrowing the gap between rich and poor is tied inextricably to closing the gap between those who have computer skills and those who do not.

  • ​​A study of 174 low-achieving middle school students in New York City found that home computer and internet use for self-regulated learning explained 14% of the increase in math test scores over one year

  • Approximately 9 out of 10 high school students who have access to a home computer use that computer to complete school assignments.
  • ​A comparison of school enrollment rates reveals that 95.2% of children who have home computers are enrolled in school.

  • ​College admissions are becoming increasingly all online and it presents challenges for students without access to a computer in the home. 

  • ​A discussion paper from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System found that home computer ownership among teenagers increased the likelihood of high school graduation by up to 8 percentage points. 

  • ​Over 31% of college students take at least one class online.

  • ​​More than 80% of fortune 500 companies require job applications to be completed online.