Bridging the Digital Divide

“The Tech Lab helped me re-establish my email, search the internet to look for a job, helped me with interview skills, and showed me how to use a zip drive.”

Tech Lab

The Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL) is the Tenderloin’s only free technology center specializing in bridging the digital divide and looking for technology solutions for issues of poverty.  Over 100 homeless and low-income clients pass through the TTL each day to access technology and build their employment skills.  Within the TTL we offer free intensive computer classes, one-on-one tutoring, job search counseling and life skills courses, all designed specifically for the learning styles of adults struggling with poverty, addiction, mental health challenges or homelessness.   In addition to the work in our physical space, we also work with developers to create mobile technology solutions for challenges this population is facing.
 
Additionally, every quarter the TTL unites the private sector and community partners at Tenderloin Tech Fairs.  Through these gatherings clients can have their computers professionally diagnosed, take specialized computer skills courses, and access a wealth of resources. 
 
Be sure to check out the TTL's website by clicking on the link below!
http://www.tenderlointechnologylab.org/
 

The Tenderloin Tech Lab

150 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd floor
415-592-2766

Hours

Monday
8:30 am--12:00 pm
1:30 pm--4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:30 am--12:00 pm
1:30 pm--4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:30 am--12:00 pm

Thursday
8:30 am--12:00 pm
1:30 pm--4:30 pm

Friday
8:30 am--12:00 pm
1:30 pm--4:30 pm

Saturday
10:00 am--3:00 pm

By the Numbers

15,000 people, including women and children, live on the street and in shelters, and thousands more use free food programs to stretch budgets that don’t quite cover food, clothing, medical expenses, and San Francisco rents.


12,000 families and individuals live in rooms without kitchens in San Francisco.


3,000 meals served daily at St. Anthony’s Dining Room. Every year, more people turn to St. Anthony’s for help.


100 years ago, the original St. Anthony’s Dining Room was built to be used as an auto repair shop. While the need increases, the building and equipment get older. Old equipment and an obsolete building design restrict and slow down service.


40% of all the free meals served in San Francisco are served by St. Anthony’s.


1 dining room in San Francisco serves free meals every day of the year--the Dining Room at St. Anthony’s.

 

What Love Can Do