TENDERLOIN TECH LAB
“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.”
Tenderloin Tech Lab COVID-19 Update: The Tenderloin Tech Lab (TTL) has ended curbside service and moved back indoors with a limited capacity. Services include secure charging of guest devices as well as access to WiFi and desktop computers for things like checking email, reading the news, and applying for services. Services are offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am – 1:00 pm until further notice. For more information or to access services please visit 150 Golden Gate Avenue during service hours.
The 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 whether it is to build their employment skills, access other free resources in the Bay Area, or connect and reconnect with family and friends. 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/
Interested in becoming a weekend Tutor or Guest Associate for the TTL? Give us a call at (415) 592-2766 to sign up, or click here to get started!
HOURS & DETAILS
See above note regarding COVID-19 hours
Learn – We offer monthly workshops, classes, and weekly one-on-one tutoring on Fridays.
Access a computer in our drop-in labs:
26 75-minute stations
6 30-minute stations
1 station exclusively for employment-related use
150 Golden Gate Avenue (directions)