Chicago Innovators: PCs for People wants to bridge the digital divide

Chicago Innovators: PCs for People wants to bridge the digital divide
In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, students wearing face masks work on computers at Tibbals Elementary School in Murphy, Texas. A new poll from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that most parents fear that their children are falling behind in school while at home during the pandemic. LM Otero, File / AP Photo
Chicago Innovators: PCs for People wants to bridge the digital divide
In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, students wearing face masks work on computers at Tibbals Elementary School in Murphy, Texas. A new poll from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that most parents fear that their children are falling behind in school while at home during the pandemic. LM Otero, File / AP Photo

Chicago Innovators: PCs for People wants to bridge the digital divide

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In Illinois, 1.1 million low-income families do not have access to a computer. Across the country, four in 10 adults with low incomes face the same barrier. PCs for People wants to fix that by offering affordable computers and mobile internet service to low-income individuals and families in Chicago and beyond.

For our weekly series “Chicago Innovators,” Reset checks in with the national nonprofit to learn more about the organization’s work and mission.

GUEST: Loren Williams, account executive for sourcing at PCs for People