Led by MEDA, Latino Tech-Net is an initiative harnessing the power of the collaboration of nonprofit organizations from 11 states and 12 areas (three rural). The shared goal is to provide computer access and bilingual computer training to low- and moderate-income Latinos, with an emphasis on Latino entrepreneurs.
MEDA works in collaboration with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), a national nonprofit based in San Antonio. All of Latino Tech-Net partners are members of NALCAB. To date, over 21 public computer centers, with over 300 workstations, have so far been equipped.
By the Numbers (2011-2013)
- Created more than 1,600 jobs
- Trained almost 15,000 individuals
- Reached over 40,000 individuals through open-lab access
- Increase broadband and technology usage by low-and moderate-income Latino families
- Provide customized bilingual computer training to help entrepreneurs establish and expand businesses, thereby creating jobs
If you are interested in free Latino Tech-Net workshops, please contact the Plaza Adelante Tech Center: (415) 282-3334 ext. 146.