As it is today, one in three Latinas households don’t have technology access and Latinas are significantly underrepresented in the computing industry. Jobs in technology are one of the fastest growing industries and a skills gap has created a high demand for workers with these skills.
The predictable future is that Latinas will continue to not join the computing workforce and therefore will miss out on the greatest economic opportunity that exists in this country. This opportunity is enlarged given the increased demand for diverse tech workers from corporations and the profound demographic shift that is taking place in the United States.
By providing laptops to Latinas, we create a new future for its recipient by providing tools and knowledge that can be applied to advance workforce development.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to provide refurbished laptops to Latina households in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
1. Donate new or used laptops to provide technology access to a local Latina
Complete the following form to receive instructions on how to donate your new or used tax-deductible laptop
2. Donate cash to provide technology access to a local Latina
Tax-deductible cash donations accepted online at gofundme.com
3. Share Laptops for Latinas in your social networks
4. RSVP to Computer Science Education Community Event on Saturday Dec 10, 2016
5. Volunteer and grow our cause
Complete the following form to receive information on how your volunteered time can be served to provide equity in technology.