Oakland Technology Exchange West
Oakland Technology Exchange West (OTX West) is a fiscally sponsored project of the Oakland Public Education Fund.
OTX West partners with educators and community advocates to provide Internet access solutions that create equity for ALL East Bay residents.
OTX West is dedicated to eliminating the digital divide in Oakland, California. We seek to enhance educational opportunities and increase the accessibility of technology to low-income members of our community. OTX West recognizes the need for people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to gain access to the digital word by owning a home computer and acquiring technological knowledge and skills in steps toward individual self-sufficiency and empowerment.
The organization also employs an environmentally sustainable, re-use model by refurbishing donated personal computers and other technological equipment, and supplying them to our community. We take proactive measures to directly confront persisting inequalities by teaching basic computer skills to parents and children and providing ongoing technical support free of charge.