This spring, YOU Boston received a generous technology donation from our partners at the Boston non-profit, Tech Goes Home (TGH). TGH’s mission is dedicated to addressing the digital inequities that pose barriers to opportunity and success for thousands of students, workers, and families across Greater Boston.

To support their efforts in connecting local residents with the technology services they need, TGH works with a number of community organizations and technology partners.  Through their partnership with the Boston-based software company The Hubspot, 13 MacBooks along with mice, headsets, and hotspots were provided to youth taking part in YOU Boston’s Graphic Design Career Cohort this spring. In addition to the equipment, graphic design participants also received training from TGH on how to set up and use their new devices so they were ready to hit the ground running on their first day of training.

Graphic Design Participants take pictures with the laptops they received from Tech Goes Home:









Led by YOU Boston virtual instructor Kiarra Julien and Career Cohort Lead Maggie Jacques, the spring cohort spent nine weeks learning new skills and insights into future careers in the graphic design field. Along the way, they also learned how to use special software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to practice the skills they had learned.

Participants show off their skills using Adobe Illustrator during a virtual session:










In an increasingly virtual world, ensuring access to technology and digital literacy for all Boston households is crucial.

Visit Tech Goes Home to find out more about the realities and importance of digital equity.

If you would like to support Tech Goes Home’s efforts to close the technology gap in Boston communities, visit their donation page today.