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.”
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 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 our Tech Lab? Give us a call at (415) 592-2766 to sign up or click here to get started!
The Tenderloin Tech Lab
150 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd floor (415) 592-2766
Attend an orientation session on any of the following times:
9:00 am: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
1:30 pm: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Access a computer in our drop-in labs:
26 75-minute stations
6 30-minute stations
1 station exclusively for employment-related use
Learn – We offer monthly workshops, classes, and weekly one-on-one tutoring on Fridays.
Enroll in one of our monthly 3-week beginner or intermediate classes!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, call (415) 592-2766 or visit the Tech Lab Front Desk in person to sign up
Regular hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am-11:45 am
1:00 pm-4:15 pm
*Closed Wednesday afternoons
Saturday – Sunday
10:00 am-2:45 pm