*To qualify, you must live in Riverside, make an annual family income of less than $45,000 and take a free
eight-hour computer training class in English or Spanish.
The SmartRiverside Digital Inclusion Program is a program designed for bridging the Digital Divide in our local community. Low-income families do not have the available resources to take advantage of new technologies that can assist in improving their education, communication and overall quality of life.
SmartRiverside has several additional innovative programs ranging from those that help local high-tech companies forge businesses in Riverside to helping them relocate employees to Riverside, to those that help keep Riverside clean and prosperous through e-waste recycling and the mentoring of at-risk youth through internship programs and a STEM school outreach program. Learn more about all of the SmartRiverside programs by clicking here.
"Raise your hand if you have not used a computer."
SmartRiverside is a State Certified E-waste (Electronic Waste) Collection
Facility. Systems that do not meet the minimum requirements for the Digital Inclusion Program are disposed of by a State Approved e-waste recycling center that pays SmartRiverside for the e-waste material. The recycling and refurbishment of this material contributes to the operational costs of SmartRiverside, supplies low-income families with free computer systems and most certainly assists in protecting our environment in accordance with our nation’s Green Initiatives. E-waste donations may be tax deductible.
"We were thrilled to get this new PC. It will help our kids do their home work."