Digital Inclusion

Signature Events

Computers are ubiquitous today. We use them to shop, bank, pay bills, keep in touch, find jobs, and watch our favorite shows. In this day and age computers and access to the internet are essential to functioning in society. For many having a computer and home internet are still luxuries they can't afford. This gap between the prevalence of computers in society and their absence in many low-income homes is called the digital divide.

Digital Inclusion at United Way of Utah County is dedicated to closing the digital divide. 

We strive to make Utah County digitally inclusive in three areas: 1. Access to technology; 2. Access to the internet; 3. Knowledge and literacy for using the technology.

Programs

Computer Help Labs

The Computer Help Labs are available to help anyone increase their computer skills. Patrons of the labs have learned to use email, social media, create resumes in Word, and budgets in Excel, among many other things. There are currently two locations for the Computer Help Lab, one at the Provo Library that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 PM, and one at the Pleasant Grove Library that runs on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 12 PM.

 Adopt-a-Computer

The Adopt-a-Computer program is here to give computer access to those who wouldn't be able to afford it other ways. Low-income adults can receive computers by completing 10 hours of time at one of the Computer Help Labs. The computers given come from donations and are wiped and cleaned before being given out. Donate a computer now.

ReLaunch

ReLaunch is a program for women who have been out of the workforce and are trying to reenter it at a time when computers play a major role in getting a job. The class focuses on using technology to find a job through things like writing resumes and cover letters, using LinkedIn, and other online job resources. For more information or to register contact  or 801-691-5375.

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