Technology Goes Home (TGH) is an innovative program designed to bridge the digital divide by bringing technology into low-income families’ homes. This Boston Digital Bridge Foundation (BDBF) program strives to prepare adults for employment opportunities and to help children improve academic performance by offering computer training and equipment to families in Boston neighborhoods and schools. Classes are offered in groups, with parents and children learning together in order to strengthen families and build community as well as skills. Neighborhood programs are operated in six communities through Neighborhood Technology Collaboratives, coalitions of community-based organizations. These coalitions select participating families, and provide training, practice lab space and ongoing support. The TGH@school program uses a similar model through which parents and their children participate in technology training delivered by fourth-grade teachers.
For the past year, the Center for Social Policy (CSP) staff have been engaged in a comprehensive evaluation of the program.
Friedman, Donna H.; Kahan, Michelle; Meschede, Tatjana; and Greene, Consuela, "Technology Goes Home Evaluation – Executive Summary" (2003). Center for Social Policy Publications. 44.