Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide


South Side Community Tech is bridging the digital divide to enhance health, education, and economic outcomes for South Side residents. Internet access is a social determinant of health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadband internet access is necessary for all aspects of health: telehealth, economic stability, housing stability, education, and community. People need internet access to apply for jobs, file for unemployment, and to complete new job training. 


South Side Community Tech has partnered with PCs for People to provide thirty families a computer, router, and one-year internet subscription. Families with an existing computer used by a student for remote learning may still be eligible.  To qualify, families must meet specific income and assistance guidelines.  Applicants will be required to provide proof of need, income, and other eligibility for enrollment.

To see if you qualify, call 614-835-6419.

Beyond providing the technology, South Side Community Tech teaches residents how to use technology to monitor their health, manage finances, and secure stable employment.  The organization empowers residents to advocate for themselves and neighbors by sharing stories of success achieved using technology.