C2SDK believes all children and their families in San Diego, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology and the crucial educational, occupational, and financial resources that technology can provide to improve their educational options and their futures.
Economic barriers to technology hinder the growth and development of low-income families and perpetuate poverty. C2SDK responds to this digital disparity and the real-world demand for computer literacy through its Technology Assistance Program that recycles and refurbishes used computers and delivers them to families in need. C2SDK also provides each recipient with education, training and technical support necessary to achieve success. The “digital divide,” the disparity between people with and without access to new technologies – is an enormous problem in California. Although technological innovations have increased, many lack access to these resources. By collecting and refurbishing used computers, we provide valuable technology that has been traditionally denied to low-income families. Our program allows people to donate their old equipment to families who really need it. The donated computers are then refurbished by a very talented team of technology volunteers. We work with IMS Recycling, so we can dispose of “unusable” computers in an environmentally friendly way, this allows every donation to make a difference to our community. Our strategy has been validated time and time again by the enormous gratitude of the kids and parents who, for the first time have their very own PC at home.