33 Harrison Ave.5th Floor Boston, MA 02111 (near the corner of Beach Street in Chinatown) 617-963-0262 (Skype)
Our phone just takes messages most of the time.
It's much easier to reach us by email at info at tecschange dot org
We are always looking for laptops, Pentium 4 and above.
For desktops we are looking for batches of identical models so we can process them efficiently. We have a strong preference for the smaller desktop models with Windows XP-Pro Vista or Windows 7 Liscences.
We have all the CRT monitors that we can use, but are looking for working LCD monitors.
Thank you for your interest in reusing your computers. We also maintain a list of other organizations looking for computers.
We have scaled down our activities slightly, but we are still active providing support and hardware to local and international organizations. We have a number of ongoing activities that we have committed to it is difficult for us to undertake new projects at this time.
One of our activites has been to provide a number of resources for Bostons new space for progressive movement building Encuentro 5
Also Louis Proyect recently digitized a video about TecNica, the organization that in many way inspired TecsChange.
TecsChange is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We offer computer courses to organizers and activists; provide computer equipment, training and technical support to grassroots groups here and abroad; offer our YouthTech program on technology and media to teens; and arrange and present speakers and forums on technology and social change. Our History and How We're Organized :: Calendar of Events
Contributions from individuals are our primary source of income, and are the reason we can continue to provide training, computers and technical support to social justice organizers and activists. We receive a small amount of funding from foundations, so need to rely on the donations of individuals to make our programs happen. Please consider supporting TecsChange with a one-time gift or a monthly donation. Make your tax-deductible (and much-appreciated) gift via our secure link below.
TecsChange provides progressive community organizations with computers, trainings, and technology assessments to get them the equipment and services they need at very affordable cost. We also rent our workshop to groups needing computer training space, and can provide tailored, low-cost training as well. Local Groups Needing Computers or Technical Assistance :: Computer Trainings and Workshop Rental
Individuals and companies donate the computer equipment that our volunteers refurbish and re-donate to nonprofit groups. Computer donations to TecsChange are tax-deductible. On our wish list right now: Window 98 or newer licenses Computer Equipment We Accept
We frequently offer workshops for our volunteers on advanced technical topics such as Linux, SCSI, drivers, modems, and more. Networking Workshop
We organize events during the year on aspects of technology in support of social change. Events Calendar
We provide technology to grassroots activists and organizations because of the financial support we receive from individuals who provide the majority of our funding. Please consider supporting TecsChange and help hundreds of grassroots groups get the technology they need! To make a secure online donation, click on "Donate Now" below.
To make a Stock Donation to TecsChange, contact Steve Fahrer at Progressive Asset Management at 1 (800) 659-8189. Stock donations give us the face-value amount of the stock. Neither the donor nor TecsChange pays capital gains taxes on the sale of the stock.
TecsChange has been a volunteer-led organization since it began in 1992. We have one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, both technical and non-technical. Volunteer Opportunities
Students from UMass-Boston and Northeastern University may apply for work-study positions. We have openings for our YouthTech program, as well as for non-technical and technical positions. Send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the individuals and institutions which generously provide financial support and computer donations. Acknowledgments
Since 1992, TecsChange has provided computer equipment, training and technical assistance to hundreds of grassroots groups organizations working for social change locally and internationally.
33 Harrison Ave. 5th floor