Non-Profit & Community Organizations
Byte Back provides a pathway of inclusive tech training that leads to living-wage careers. At Byte Back, people of color, women, and others who have been left out of the modern digital world find new opportunities. With accessible, inclusive tech training, graduates gain the skills and certifications needed to launch meaningful living-wage careers.
Capital Clubhouse Inc.
Capital Clubhouse is a community-based organization in Washington DC serving individuals recovering from mental illness. The “Clubhouse” model, present globally, is an evidence-based practice which supports recovery by empowering these individuals to meet their aspirations in work, education, and social connection, regardless of their mental illness. The Clubhouse provides job skills training, independent living skills, and a stigma-free community.
Connected DMV is an initiatives-based, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that works with regional organizations across Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia – the DMV – to help drive ongoing improvements to social, digital, and physical infrastructure. Connected DMV focuses on initiatives that span local jurisdictions and require public-private-academia-community collaboration to best achieve the dual objectives of enduring economic health and social equity.
Federal City Council
Established in 1954, the FC2 recognizes that improvements in the District of Columbia’s social, economic and physical infrastructure require innovative, tireless work. Serving as a catalyst for progress, the FC2 focuses the talents of its Trustees—many of Washington, D.C.’s most respected business and professional leaders—on major initiatives and civic projects to enhance the vitality and resiliency of the nation’s capital. Working collaboratively with public and private sector institutions, the FC2 delivers innovative, achievable solutions to deeply embedded challenges.
Latino Economic Development Center-LEDC
Our mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate- income latinos and other underserved communities by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. LEDC provides a computer lab available to the community.
Swaliga Foundation has started an initiative to provide mobile maker spaces in different areas around DC. Swaliga intends to provide free internet access at these locations. Washington, D.C. Wards 7 & 8 were home to the first pilot of Swaliga’s signature #STEAMtheBlock technology based educational initiative. Of the youth who frequent this program, 90% come from a single parent household and 90% are on free or reduced lunches.
Tech Turn Up
Tech Turn Up offers comprehensive and innovative STEAM programming to support 5th- 12-grade students in developing fundamental technology skills. Our approach to learning infuses various types of innovative technology, coding languages, and a strong intersection between technology and the arts.
The Golden Triangle BID
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District works to enhance the 44-square-block downtown neighborhood stretching from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within the Golden Triangle and to retain and attract businesses, including the growing tech industry. The BID has also been working with GW University, property owners, and city stakeholders on developing an Innovation District in the neighborhood.
US Ignite is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.
United Planning Organization
United Planning Organization’s (UPO) mission is to Unite People with Opportunities by providing impactful programs to assist District residents in achieving self-sufficiency. UPO provides more than 20 human service programs in the following sectors including housing, early education, adult vocational training, community development, substance use/abuse treatment, and youth academic enrichment, among others.
Wilderness Technology Alliance (WTA)
The WTA provides free and low-cost computers and software, with over 95% going to low-income DC residents. About 50% of these computers are provided for free, supported by donations from generous individuals and foundations wanting to bridge the digital divide. The rest are provided for a low cost recovery fee making laptops affordable for the disadvantaged.