As a result of the Office for Business and Community Economic Development‘s (BCED) new partnership with the Stairstep Foundation, the BCED Technology Empowerment Center installed computer labs at 10 churches throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul communities. A computer lab was also upgraded with 8 new desktop computers at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center. Over 80 computers in total have been installed in and will be made available to children and local residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul communities.
The mission of the Technology Empowerment Center (TEC) is to create innovative partnerships that bring technology to underserved populations by focusing on closing the digital gap and providing access to computer technology and software training. TEC aims to reduce the growing inequality of access to information technologies among low-income and disadvantaged groups. Learn more about the Technology Empowerment Center »