CTAC: Computer Technology Assistance Corps
CTAC: Computer Technology Assistance Corps
When you’re starting your own business,
It’s tempting to do everything by yourself—especially when it comes to technical stuff that you don’t fully understand.
That’s why CTAC was founded in 2000: to help fledgling companies create and maintain secure technology infrastructure at an affordable price
so they can focus their time and attention on their products and services
Instead of software maintenance and hardware repair.
For over a decade, CTAC has helped thousands of start-ups, non-profits, and small businesses get online quickly and stay online comfortably, without breaking the bank.
Who We Are;
Computer Technology Assistance Corps CTAC is a non-profit organization
That provides free technology training and computer support to underserved populations.
We work with libraries, schools, community organizations,
After-school programs, workforce development agencies, and other groups to provide comprehensive technology solutions.
Our goal is to help people of all backgrounds gain the skills
They need for economic self-sufficiency by helping them build a sustainable
career in the information technology field.
To expand our services we have developed partnerships with Microsoft and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Microsoft donates software licenses
while LPI contributes certification vouchers as incentives for our students who complete courses on their certification exams.
These efforts are funded through corporate grants, individual donations, and fundraising activities such as company sponsorships, public appeals, and events like our annual Rock’N’Linux fundraising concert in North Hollywood.
It’s easy for individuals or corporations interested in contributing their time or money to reach out about how they can become involved in supporting CTAC.
What We Do;
Computer Technology Assistance Corps CTAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide computer technology assistance, education, and training to underprivileged children, youth, families, and seniors.
We are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the use of technology.
Our current work focuses on the use of computers in education, including providing laptops and computer-related equipment to schools across Africa and assisting with the development of educational computer games.
In addition to the school programs, we also offer community-based services that include weekly computer classes for low-income adults.
These sessions teach basic literacy skills and introduce them to some of today’s most popular software applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
In 2009 we began supporting SeniorNet which offers free computer classes for seniors who want or need to learn about computers in their retirement years.
To date, our support has allowed this program to grow from serving 250 students per week at two locations, up to serving over 3,000 students per week at six locations in four states!
We hope you will find a way that your company can get involved with CTAC by sponsoring an event or donating new or used computers so we can continue our important work!
How You Can Help;
The Computer Technology Assistance Corps is a nonprofit organization that provides computer technology and digital training to low-income individuals.
The CTAC specializes in providing free or discounted computer services for veterans, senior citizens, students, people with disabilities, and other individuals who cannot afford these services on their own.
To help the CTAC continue its mission, you can volunteer your time or donate what you have to offer.
You can also spread awareness by telling your friends and family about the Computer Technology Assistance Corps. There are many ways to get involved so please visit the website and find out how you can help!
Computer Technology Assistance Corps CTAC has established a new model for providing computer-related assistance in developing countries.
By providing skilled technicians and equipment to organizations of any size or mission, CTAC enables these organizations to become more self-reliant and sustainable while also addressing the need for improved data accessibility in the developing world.
A diverse range of clients includes United Nations peacekeeping forces, international relief organizations, schools, libraries, government ministries, and many other NGOs across Africa.
For example, one client is El Sistema Guinea Bissau – a musical education program that provides training in playing string instruments and prepares young musicians for professional careers as classical musicians.
Recently, CTAC was awarded funding from USAID’s
Information Access Program (IAP) to provide hands-on computer training
workshops to regional governments working with communities affected by Ebola.
These workshops are not only helping governments collect information about citizens impacted by the disease but are also training people on how best to use computers for communicating Ebola prevention messages via social media platforms like Facebook.
Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free IT and computer help to low-income residents of Chicago.
CTAC offers four types of help: 1. Free workshops; 2. One-on-one, in-person assistance; 3. Remote technical support; 4. Free refurbished laptops for use at home or work.
The CTAC staff and volunteers have helped more than 10,000 Chicagoans since the project’s inception in 2007.