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Local Tech Resources

San Francisco Community Partner Organizations and Services that Help Bridge the Digital Divide For Seniors.

To further our mission, Felton Institute’s Tech Squad program partners with a variety of impactful local non-profit organizations across San Francisco, that provide tech support and break down barriers to accessing technology for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Code Tenderloin

Code Tenderloin’s Basic Computer Literacy Class is designed to teach general and beginning skills for computer, smartphone, and technology users. Students will learn how to use technology to access telehealth services, and enroll in government programs that benefit low-income residents, among other services and programs.

Community Living Campaign (CLC) Technology Access & Learning

Community Living Campaign’s Technology Access and Learning program serves San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities.

The program offers free and low-cost tablets, internet, and trainings that cover computer basics and more. Virtual and in-person trainings are available in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Spanish.

Community Tech Network (CTN)

CTN offers free online training to San Francisco residents 60 years or older. CTN’s trainings include the Digital Coach program that provides one-on-one tutoring delivered remotely. Tablets are distributed to graduates after completing a 5-week training program Tutors are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish

Community Youth Center (CYC)

CYC provides smartphone and tablet training for monolingual English and Cantonese-speaking older adults. These skills help older adults improve their social, emotional, and mental well-being by using technology to connect to family, friends, and the outside world.

Curry Senior Center Programs

Curry Senior Center serves the needs of low-income older adults residing in the Tenderloin and South of Market districts of San Francisco. The center offers social and wellness programs, tech support, one-on-one technology tutoring, and programs for LGBTQ+ seniors, among other services. Languages are available in Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Dev/Mission’s Community Technology Associate (CTA) Program

CTA provides direct tech support and digital learning workshops for older adults. Free one-on-one sessions are available for technical support, troubleshooting, and digital literacy training. Students learn how to send emails, update software, use the internet safely, and more.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Tech Allies

The Tech Allies is a digital literacy program designed to help older adults learn how to use an iPad and access Telehealth. Each older adult is paired with a volunteer trainer who guides them through a comprehensive curriculum. All learning materials, including an iPad, are provided.

San Francisco Human Services ‘SF Connected’ Program for Older Adults

SF Connected provides free computer tutoring and support to older adults and adults with disabilities over age 50. The digital literacy classes, which are offered in several languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, provide lessons on computer and internet basics, social media, and video communication.

San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)

SFPL provides free computer use and unlimited free Wi-Fi at all of their 28 locations. SFPL also offers in-person computer classes and one-on-one technology help for basic tasks and using library resources. Self-directed online learning, including LinkedIn Learning and Northstar Digital Literacy, is available from the elearning page.

St. Anthony’s The Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL)

The Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL) offers free computer access and education to all. TTL provides individual tutoring and a wide range of basic and intermediate computer classes and workshops. It is designed specifically for adults struggling with poverty, addiction, mental health challenges, and/or homelessness.

Success Centers

Success Centers provides services and programs to underserved populations. Their Career Center and Family and Career Service Center offers the use of computers/internet, printers, and copy machines to the public. On-site staff assist with basic computer, internet, and email skills to help build confidence and navigate the internet safely.

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