Let’s Reboot the Economy
Remote learning toolkits to kickstart 100 careers in Denver
About the Campaign
ActivateIT Powered by Per Scholas is a Denver-based nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development.
COVID-19 has left tens of millions of Americans unemployed, with Black and Hispanic communities being disproportionately impacted. This inequity is further magnified by the digital divide—roughly 1 in 5 Americans have no access to broadband services or laptops.
To continue education in our new remote world, we’re raising $100,000 by the end of 2020 to supply 100 technology toolkits to ActivateIT Powered by Per Scholas learners.
Each high-quality toolkit includes a laptop with a webcam, headphones, Wi-Fi access and a Raspberry Pi micro computer that learners will assemble themselves.
Our aim is to reboot the economy in a more inclusive way by improving access to high-growth careers for people of color, women, and others underrepresented in tech. ActivateIT learners become critical talent for reopening businesses and drive economic growth for communities.