Tech 360 is the culmination of Mission: Ignite's over 26 years of experience in technology refurbishment and training. Through our Tech 360 program, we provide capacity-building solutions in partnership with community organizations to provide computer skills training to those in need.
At Mission: Ignite, we're all about bridging the digital divide and coming alongside community workers. We use our AmeriCorps program, refurbished technology, and dedicated team of community changers to create a customized solution for partner communities that best serve their populations.
Tech 360 provides training opportunities for participants specializing in computer basics to work readiness skills. Upon completion of the six training hours, participants receive a free computer!
Take the first step towards a brighter future, and sign up for Tech 360 today by filling out the form below!
There's a second form for organizations looking to become Tech 360 partners and bring digital skills training to your community.
Our program model is very partner based. We want to provide a service and a program package to come alongside the incredible work being done at libraries, nonprofits, and community centers across New York State. If you're interested in hosting a digital literacy program or would like to hear more, complete the form below:
Program participants that complete a pathway are eligible to receive a free computer for their home.
In a post-pandemic world, it’s important that everyone has access to the technology and skills needed to participate in the digital world.
Program Participant Forms:
1. Program Application Form https://forms.office.com/r/myk3nbyKPL
2. Northstar Preassessment (Make sure this is set to location K89J or use the following link, participants can use just their first and last name with no account) tps://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/launch-from/11791-K89J-mission-ignite-computers-for-children-inc
3. (Site-Specific Entrance Forms, if any)
4. Northstar Postassessment
5. Program Completion Form: https://forms.office.com/r/aqWanyLWpb
6. (Site-Specific Exit Forms, if any)
According to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, lack of access to digital training is a barrier to adoption which leads to opportunity gaps. A lack of digital literacy shows up disproportionately in vulnerable communities. This lack of digital literacy then compounds the existing challenges faced by vulnerable communities.
Additionally, 50% of low-income families lack sufficient devices at home to access digital learning. Mission: Ignite address this by providing refurbished devices for free as part of its programs.