Techquity

Techquity

Launched in 2020, Techquity is a new collective impact initiative to bridge the digital divide throughout our community. Supported by United Way’s Technology United network, Techquity connects stakeholders from our business, education, and social sector to promote digital equity and inclusion via three strategies:

  • Access: Ensuring all families have digital devices and the internet in their homes.
  • Education: Fostering digital literacy and career pathways in technology.
  • Innovation: Leveraging technology to accelerate innovation in the social sector.

Techquity’s priority populations include:

  • Households with school-aged children
  • Persons seeking employment
  • Vulnerable populations, such as those experiencing domestic violence or homelessness

To date, Techquity has provided:

  • Laptops for nonprofit agency partners
  • Laptops for students at 12 Milwaukee Community Schools
  • 150 hot spots for members of the community to access the internet to continue education and/or to work from home

 

Give Now

 

Donate Technology

If your organization has outdated computers or other technology, consider giving them a second life! Technology donations can easily be recycled and put to good use in our community. All kinds of technology donations are accepted and most items will be refurbished for reuse. 

If you do not currently have a dedicated recycler for your technology equipment, United Way can help you through one of our partners Digital Bridge of Milwaukee. Digital Bridge is NAID AAA certified in our area to wipe and reuse drives. After wiping the hardware, they load Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft products on each computer and help United Way distribute them to community members that need a computer.

To learn more about donating technology, contact David Berka at 414.263.8157 or fill out the form below.


Equipment Donation Form

First Name 


Last Name 


Company 


Phone Number 


What would you like to donate?

Laptops

Servers

Smart Phone

Router

Other 


Description of items:
For example, please provide the number of items you are donating. If known, please also indicate age of the hardware, manufacturer, and model.


Is this a personal donation to your company's Techquity campaign?

 Yes, these are personal computers/hardware   No, this is a corporate donation


Is there anything else that you'd like to tell us about your donation?


Preferred Pick-Up Day
Collection of hardware is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Which day works best for you?

 Tuesdays   Thursdays   Either of those days work.   Unavailable Tuesday or Thursday. Alternate required.


Preferred Pick-Up Time
Before lunch
After lunch
Does not matter


Business Street Address


City


Zip/Postal Code








How did you hear about Techquity?

 

The Impact

As of December 2020, the following items have been provided to help bridge the digital divide.

© 2021 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 39-0806190.
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