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One of the main crux of the digital divide is actual access to computers and technology. Make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Milestones through the years
2004 - Company is founded by three Fisk University freshmen: Ferdinand Lewis, Corbett Powell, & Brian Rice Jr.
2005 - In partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, we built a state-of-the-art computer lab in the Bayview Hunters Point community of San Francisco. This same year, in partnership with FireTide, we also erected a WiFi tower to provide the community with free internet access.
2006 - Launched our Digital Literacy Program which taught local community members computer basics and Microsoft Office proficiency.
2007 - JirehTech becomes a computer testing center for Certiport, Kryterion, and PAN network.
2008 - Launched "Computer Clinic" days in which we refurbish or gift computer systems for local disadvantaged community members.
2009 - Partnered with Microsoft to launch their 'Elevate America' initiative to provide up to 2 million unemployed people with the technology training needed to succeed in the 21st-century economy.
2010 - Expanded our digital literacy training to incorporate IC3 certification (Internet Core Competency Certification), a global benchmark for basic computer literacy, including operating systems, hardware, software, and networks.
2011 - Partnered with United Way and the IRS in offering free income-tax preparation services for low-income families.
2012 - Winded down daily operations as a result of scarcity in grant funding and in-kind contributions, a consequence of the devastating economic downturn dubbed the Great Recession emanating in 2007.
2013-16 - JirehTech remained moderately active offering pro bono consulting services to other local nonprofit organizations needing technology services.
2017 to present - With some capital infusion we are still dedicated to accomplishing our mission. We've launched several IT solutions and managed IT services as a means to mitigate the 'digital divide' throughout Bay Area communities by assisting other nonprofits and offering services to fund our charitable endeavors.
JirehTech since its founding has always been dedicated in its mission to address access issues within the "digital divide." In 2005, we helped fund and build out a state-of-the-art computer lab and erected a Wi-Fi tower in the Bayview Hunters Point community of San Francisco. More information about this can be found on LightReading'swebsite (a leading communications industry publication since 2000).
We soon came to the realization that the same community members we provided access to in our computer lab also needed computers at home. For those without a personal computer, we solicited computer donations from organizations and individuals and refurbished those systems before being gifted. For those that already had computers, they were usually dated, slow, and bogged down with viruses.
Since 2008, JirehTech has offered free "Computer Clinic" days to disadvantaged constituents, wherein we refurbish computers by means of diagnosing hardware, making appropriate upgrades, refreshing operating systems to a current version and loading essential software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, anti-virus etc.).
If you'd like to donate your used computer or other technology peripherals, please utilize the form on the contact page to let us know. Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation via PayPal. Do note that all donations are tax-deductible.
JirehTech computer lab, dubbed the 'Technology Learning Center' (TLC).