Liberated Tech is a nonprofit organization founded on April 2, 2013 in the Westview neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Our organization is run entirely by a working board and volunteers. This means that we do not have any paid staff. We are inclusive, diverse and democratic in our operations.
We opened at Freeside Atlanta on July 27th, 2013. Freeside is incubating us while we search for a permanent home.
If someone out there has a building in Southwest Atlanta near a MARTA station that’s at least 2,000 sq ft. please consider letting us use the space on a long-term basis so that we can provide all of our great programs to Metro Atlanta.
Our programs solves two separate and distinct problems with technology. First, computer equipment introduces toxins and heavy metals into our environment when dumped in landfills. Second, many people lack basic computer skills and access to computer equipment.
This is where Liberated Tech comes in…
Volunteers with little to no computer experience are trained to refurbish donated equipment. Volunteers gain hardware and software skills and the refurbished computers are kept out of landfills and distributed back to the community for free or at very low cost in our Thrift Store.
People that volunteer for 30 hours earn a free computer while learning about hardware and software.
Volunteer orientations and PC building sessions are now on Freesides’ meetup page, so please check there to RSVP. We do not have “open hours” so signing up for a meetup is the only way to visit with us right now.