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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office for Community Technology

Broadband & Communications Policy, Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection and Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

Phone: 503-823-5385

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Welcome to Computers!

Welcome to Computers (fka Earn-a-Computer) is led by Multnomah County Library in partnership with Free Geek and MetroEast Community Media. The program provides digital literacy training through a series of classes over in multiple languages such as Somali, Spanish, Russian, Karen and English. After completing training, participants receive a computer from Free Geek along with support to sign up for low-cost, high-speed internet service at home (Comcast's Internet Essentials). Welcome to Computers program partners with community-based organizations, such as Hacienda CDC and Human Solutions, to reach participants.

To become an Welcome to Computers program partner organization contact Brian McGuirk, Digital Equity & Learning Librarian, Multnomah County Library.