An Organization Provides Computer Help For The Technically Challenged

Volunteer Malcolm Shabazz on the left, and Stanley Coles, work together to refurbish a computer.

Volunteer Malcolm Shabazz on the left, and Stanley Coles, work together to refurbish a computer at Nonprofit Technology Resources.

With computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones, everyone one has a computer and is connected to the Internet, right? Not really. According to the United States Census Bureau, 62.4 percent of the population in the United States with a household income of less than $25,000 a year owns a computer, and only 48.4 percent use the Internet. Nonprofit Technology Resources in Philadelphia aims to change that.

“Stan Pokras started it. It was originally a media idea that started in the 1970s and it was all public media and it was all about being inner-connected with one another, executive director of NTR, Caitlin Kaspar said. “As it came about he decided to make computers the main source instead of media.”

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