"One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure" - Lucretius
Closing the Divide is a Non-Profit organization based in San Francisco, California, with a mission to provide less fortunate communities the opportunities to utilize technology to build a brighter future.
Ever since our founding, we have worked vigorously to ensure that we live up to our mission and cause as much as we can.
What we're solving
In our technology driven world, kids without access to technology are being left behind. About one in five children in the US often cannot complete schoolwork do to lack of computer access. In Africa, only about 8% of households have reliable computer access. Additionally, there is a catastrophic impact from electronic waste (e-waste) with over 40 million tons of hazardous electronic waste being thrown out each year, and growing.
is the future and is defining the course of our world. We believe that all people deserve to have adequate technological access.
We have collected and distributed over 1,100+ devices to those in need, at no cost. Additionally we have built computer labs, and held electronic repair and literacy lessons.
Our digital literacy programs are optimized towards helping people from all backgrounds learn and understand more about technology.
We care about the environment, and therefore, all devices which are collected that are no longer fit for use, are recycled.
We offer many different opportunities and resources to help those in need overcome their challenges.