First Time Computers began in 2003. Since then we have:
» Placed more than 8,000 refurbished computers in the DC area’s low-income communities.
» Provided more than 800 PCs to low-income adults and seniors who have successfully completed computer skills training courses.
» Supplied more than 700 laptops to low-income college-bound youth.
» Assisted more than 150 small nonprofits by installing computer labs and providing PCs for them to pass through to families they serve.
» We have successfully trained dozens of at-risk youth and unemployed adults to refurbish computers. We have hired several in our own program.
» We have established formal partnerships with several nonprofits sharing our goals, including New York City-based Computers for Youth, and in DC: Byte Back, Academy of Hope, Coalition for Economic Empowerment, and the Washington Literacy Council.
» We have been twice selected by the Catalogue for Philanthropy - Greater Washington as one of the DC area's most effective smaller non-profits. We appeared in the 2007-2008 edition and now appear in the 2011-2012 edition of this catalogue.