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The Issue:Poverty, Unemployment and the Digital Divide • Poverty • As high as 39% of families living in poverty • Unemployment • Up to 18.9% of residents unemployed • Growing • Technology Deficit • No: Access, Computers, Training or Support • Skills Deficit • No Way Out. No Way In.
The Stride Center’s Solution:Technology • Jobs in Technology • Growth Field • High Wage • Career Advancement • Access to Digital Equity through: • Technology Centers • Technology Skills Training. • Technology Tools. • Affordable Technology Support
Career TrainingComprehensive Model Technical skills. Credentials. Job Placement Assistance. Student Life skills. Professional Skills. Career Development Skills. Work Experience. Computer Equipment.
ReliaTechSocial Enterprise • Business Enterprise • Sustainable and growing net revenue to fund our nonprofit mission • Social Venture • Jobs and internships for Stride Center students and graduates • Affordable, local technology and support for students and underserved communities
Supporting Broadband Deployment • Preparing low income men and women for jobs supporting technology • Training skills to adopt technology • Low cost computer equipment for low income communities • Affordable, local technology support for adopters.
CETF and Stride Center:Scale-up and Replicate • Grow from 2 to 8 training locations. • Increase the number trained and employed by four-fold, from 100 to over 400. • Triple the number of jobs and internship positions generated through our social venture business. • Grow the number of low cost refurbished computers from 250/year to over 1000. • Increase access to affordable, local technology support by adding locations in three cities.
Stride Center Graduates Rudy Campos Desktop Support Technician, Chevron Certifications: A+, MCDST, Network+ Marissa Simundo HelpDesk, CitiGroup Certifications: MOS, A+, Network +, MCDST Vernon Williams Principle, The Williams Group Certifications: MOS, A+, Network+