Our Social & Environmental Impact

At Human-I-T, we create equitable access to opportunity by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for communities left on the wrong side of the digital divide—while at the same time, empowering businesses and organizations to do good by diverting technology from landfills to protect our planet.

In order to shrink this divide, we make it easy for our partners to do good–join us to create a world where everyone can access opportunities to unlock their full potential.

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devices distributed
94
households assisted with internet
4
digital literacy learners
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pounds of e-waste diverted
Ken MartinIT Manager at University of Southern California

Whether large or small, working systems or not, one-stop electronic waste disposal is now easy and responsible. Donations are certifiably wiped, re-purposed, or recycled properly. Human-I-T even picks up at our shop so it's a win-win-win.

Anthony SanchezColorpros

Teaming up with an organization that represents an underserved community, is our obligation. From corporate office to enterprise donations, Human-I-T has made our e-waste transactions seamless with their pick-up option and friendly staff. Within this partnership, we’re convinced everyone wins.

Cynthia HamiltonUniversity of Santa Monica

Thank you for a great experience with you and your team. We are sending best wishes that our tech be repurposed and create additional value!

Bridging The Digital Divide

We start by diverting e-waste from landfills and end with more connected communities.

Every day the opportunity gap between those with access to technology and those without it widens. Our world continues to move more and more online–educational opportunities, social connection, and job advancement can only be found through a working device and reliable access to the internet–and those left on the wrong side of the digital divide fall further behind. As the need for computers and internet continues to grow, the access and availability of that technology needs to keep up.

Transforming ITAD We collect used technology from corporate partners across the country—empowering them to make a positive environmental and social impact by diverting their devices from landfills or recycling plants, and allowing them to be restored and shared with those in need.
Turning E-Waste into Access We tackle two problems with one solution—reducing e-waste and shrinking the digital divide—by refurbishing and refreshing donated devices, and distributing them to local communities through targeted programs and initiatives. We also make the devices available through our low-cost store that’s accessible to eligible individuals across the country—creating even more access to these critical resources.
Turning Tech into Opportunity The next step in bridging the digital divide is ensuring that everyone not only has the tools and resources they need, but also knows how to use them. We offer free digital literacy training in multiple languages to provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed; several subsidized programs that provide reliable high speed internet connections; and 1:1 bilingual tech support.
Unlocking Full Potential By providing a full-range of technology and knowledge, we’re helping people across all communities achieve their potential: empowering students to go to school remotely, enabling seniors’ to access telehealth services, and supporting individuals entering the workforce—all while protecting the earth.

Digital equity is about more than just getting devices in people's hands

In order for someone to truly have equitable access to opportunities online, they need to have more than just a device. By providing a full-range of technology and knowledge, we help people across all communities take full advantage of technology to uncover new opportunities online and achieve their potential.

Affordable Devices
Internet Access
Digital Literacy
Tech Support

How We Turned One of America’s Least-Connected Cities into a Rising Model of Digital Inclusion

By the end of 2019, roughly 250,000 Detroit residents weren’t connected to the internet at home – a basic utility that is the key to accessing most opportunites in the modern age.

By working with our partners in Detroit, we’ve been able to empower tens of thousands of Detroiters with low-cost devices and internet, as well as skills training and technical support – all while diverting nearly 400,000 pounds of electronic waste away from landfills.

We invite you to click the button below, explore the map on the next page (heck – find your neighborhood if you live in Detroit!), and see exactly how Human-I-T has shrunk the digital divide in Motor City.

Unwanted electronics only constitute less than 2% of the mass in landfills, yet are responsible for 70% of the toxic waste produced there, resulting in heavily polluted air, soil, and water around the dumping site. This has been shown to not only drastically lower quality of life for people living near the landfill, but also shorten their lifespans.

We've diverted more than 9 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills to date, prevented thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, and saved tens of thousands of people from suffering the consequences borne from ingesting air, water, and food that was polluted by the component parts of electronics.

The Problem with E-waste

Unwanted electronics only constitute less than 2% of the mass in landfills, yet are responsible for 70% of the toxic waste produced there, resulting in heavily polluted air, soil, and water around the dumping site. This has been shown to not only drastically lower quality of life for people living near the landfill, but also shorten their lifespans.

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Our Environmental Impact

We've diverted more than 9 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills to date, prevented thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, and saved tens of thousands of people from suffering the consequences borne from ingesting air, water, and food that was polluted by the component parts of electronics.

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Philanthropic Partners

Click here to learn more about how Human-I-T’s corporate sponsorship opportunities made it easy for each of these organizations to achieve their ESG, SDG, and employee activation goals by transforming their financial contribution into positive social and environmental impacts.

Community Partners

In-Kind Partners