human-I-T began its journey in 2012 when co-founder James Jack overheard a conversation that would change the course of his life. James' manager advised a customer to discard his virus-infected computer and purchase a new one. Knowing that computers are fraught with toxic, hazardous materials, James was taken aback at the thought of a reusable device being tossed in a landfill.
That conversation served as inspiration to start human-I-T. Alongside colleague Gabe Middleton, James began human-I-T as not only a place where reusable technology could be repaired rather than scrapped, but to connect newly repurposed devices to end users lacking access to technology.
Gabe and James subsequently opened an electronics repair shop in an office the size of a storage closet. Their mission was to raise money to launch their new enterprise, dubbed human-I-T - a name combining their IT experience with their team, AND those they hoped to serve. The two gradually expanded from their tiny space to a full-scale warehouse operation in 2013. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, human-I-T has grown into a multi-facility operation with a team of 50. human-I-T continues to disrupt the e-waste/ recycling industry today, a global industry worth $40 billion by 2020.
human-I-T has grown exponentially since its 2012 launch. Please view our video, produced in-house (literally) to understand human-I-T’s extraordinary progression since our humble beginnings. The name and logo may have changed, but the dedication to shrinking the digital divide is central to our core.
human-I-T provides low-income individuals and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training. By reusing instead of recycling electronics, our team transforms e-waste into opportunities for underserved communities, while promoting digital inclusion and online access.
human-I-T’s team repairs donated technology that normally would be relegated to a landfill. A socially responsible company, human-I-T strives to lead the charge to closing the digital divide by giving those in need electronics free of charge.
All human-I-T staff and volunteers believe in the power of information and want to make sure our recipients have that same ability to access it.
human-I-T breathes new life into your old electronics by repairing and repurposing them. We work with both the general public, non-profits, corporations and government entities to achieve this goal.
Through our programs, human-I-T is able to provide those in need with broadband access to online essentials such as school assignments, job opportunities, free online learning courses, and other local programs of value to our recipients.
human-I-T breathes new life into your old electronics by repairing and repurposing them to help others - thus keeping usable electronics out of landfills.
human-I-T provides high-speed internet capability for recipient homes and agencies at a free or heavily discounted cost.
Digital literacy training
We provide improved access to online necessities such as school assignments, job opportunities, free online learning courses, and other relevant local programs to our recipients.
View this original video to discover how far human-I-T has come since its kickoff in 2012.