ABOUT US

HTI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization helping to bring technology to those in need in HUBZone communities nationwide. A Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) is an area designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, typically of low median household incomes and/or high unemployment.

HTI acquires functional laptops, donated by individuals, organizations, and businesses, and converts them to Google Chromebooks. We then partner with communities to get them into the hands of those who need them for educational and professional advancement.


Smiling male teen representing a recipient of one of HTI's converted laptops.

Our Mission

To bridge the digital divide by providing individuals with technology to achieve their educational and career goals.

Our Vision

To be a leader in providing essential technology to foster economic growth in HUBZone communities. Driven by a passion for technology and community, our goal is to empower individuals to achieve educational and employment success strengthening families and communities.

Why Chromebooks

Young man carrying a Cromebook.

HTI uses Google ChromeOS Flex because it is a highly secure, fast, and modern operating system (OS) that runs on almost any hardware. Formerly known as Cloudready, ChromeOS Flex garnered immediate attention as an operating system created by Google to give its users a way to turn old, slow computers into fast, reliable devices.

ChromeOS Flex can be used to refresh older devices with a modern OS and extend their lifespan to reduce e-waste. Devices boot quickly, don’t slow down over time, and update in the background, reducing device downtime. ChromeOS Flex allows organizations to deploy a more energy efficient, sustainable solution while experiencing lower total cost of ownership.

Meet our Leadership

Matt Raydo

Executive Director

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Nikki Crawford

Associate Director

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Don Williams Jr.

Board Member

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Geoff Simmons

Board Member

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Jody Zeugner

Board Member

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Gary Slate

Board Member

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Melissa Pettis

Board Member

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Brooke Cook

Board Member

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