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APPLY BY JUNE 22ND: Summer Computer Giveaway to Schools

The WTA is proud to announce our third annual Summer Computer Giveaway event for schools. Priority is given to schools in the Archdiocese of Washington and DC Public Charter schools.  All of the equipment includes delivery to your school, setup if needed,  and a 90-day warranty.  There is absolutely no cost.  The WTA has

Summer 2018 Feature Story: Life as a Non-Profit Computer Refurbisher

Zawane and Lou from the WTA just attended the annual industry meeting of non-profit technology refurbishers hosted by the Association For Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (www.aftrr.org) in Pittsburgh PA on June 3rd and 4th.  It’s an interesting niche with many unique challenges, worthy of a short story from the WTA’s perspective sharing its challenges…. One of the key

New WTA Program with Central Union Mission

5/1/2018.  The WTA is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Central Union Mission in Downtown Washington DC. The mission is the oldest social service organization in the District of Columbia.  Among its many noble objectives are to provide shelter and training for the homeless. The WTA began offering free technology training classes at

New Wilderness/Technology Program with Members of the US Army Special Forces

5/15/18  The Wilderness Technology Alliance (WTA) is elated to announce our first wilderness-technology program in 15 years!   As many of you know, the WTA was founded in 1995 on the belief that wilderness training programs provide indelible leadership and teamwork skills needed for project-based learning in technology.  It is the character-building piece that most

WTA Launches New Programs with Our House in Maryland

4/1/2018  The WTA began a new program in February to train at-risk youth ages 17 to 21 at Our-House in Maryland (www.our-house.org).   The Our House provides a huge rural living and learning campus for males.  It is more than just a job skills training program, it includes development of the entire individual, providing the

New WTA Office in Downtown Washington DC

The WTA is pleased to announce our new office in downtown Washington DC.  The office is made possible through a partnership with VETS Group, a provider of  high quality education and training that enables participants to achieve economic empowerment through education, employment and/or entrepreneurship (visit www.vetsgroup.org).  The new office provides the WTA with a central

WildTech – CCNV is Packed!

A huge THANK YOU! to all the WildTech-CCNV Volunteers who Helped to Renovate the Computer Lab and Vocational Training Room... Your work really paid off, as the computer lab has been PACKED almost every day, sometimes with people waiting in the foyer to get in.  The Vocational Training Room has also been a big hit,

WTA Hosts the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The WTA and the Jatukik Foundation were proud to host the Minister of Youth from the DRC and her delegation in Washington DC and Boston.   After hearing about the project in neighboring Tanzania, the minister is excited to bring WildTech to the DRC.  The government of the DRC has since partnered with the WTA on two USAID proposals.  

Join our Saturday TECH BONANZA !

The volunteers in our refurbishing program had an amazing summer and fall refurbishing computers for individuals and schools in need. This includes every Saturday, when they meet in our refurbishing center in Silver Spring at 2pm, then have a BBQ starting 5pm.  The combination of doing tech work while smelling hamburgers roasting is truly euphoric!  But that cannot match

Cycle of Transformation in Tanzania

The WTA is serving as the technical lead on a DFID funded project in Tanzania to improve employment and entrepreneurship through technology.  Called the Cycle of Transformation, the project uses the WildTech model to train students in technology skills in the classroom, then engage them in real technology work in service to their community.  During

WTA Connects DC-Area Youth to a Maasai Tribe in Kenya

The WTA worked closely with Saint Andrews Apostle School in Silver Spring Maryland to launch the "International Economic Partners Program."  Seventh and eighth grade students learned about Kenya and the Maasai, including the amazing jewelry they make.  After a number of class sessions, including direct communication to Kenya on Skype, together, they created a fair-trade joint venture selling

WTA Featured in Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Due to our work helping disadvantaged populations in Washington DC, the WTA was offered a float in the annual Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr. day parade in 2017.   It was a great event to celebrate legacy of Dr. King, full of laughter and joy.   We also plan to be there in 2018.  

WildTech-CCNV Computer Lab Re-Opens

After four months of renovation work, the WildTech-CCNV team re-opened the CCNV Computer lab in June of 2017.  A huge THANK YOU! to all the great people who invested their time, talent and treasure!    


  11/4/2016.   For a limited time, WildTech - CCNV is offering free desktop computers for participants that complete its $49 three-hour training class.   The class is designed for new computer users, covering computer setup, internet, email, word processing and spreadsheets.  If your organization is based in Washington DC and you sign up 10 people

WTA Hosts Mandela / YALI Fellow

Sept 16, 2016.  In the Summer of 2016, the WTA hosted Misana Manyama, a Presidential Fellow who is part of the President Obama's Young African Leader Initiative (YALI).  Though there were 1000 Fellows in all, only a handful of sites were selected nationwide to host 100 Fellows in 6-week fellowships during the summer of 2016 --

WTA Attends AGOA Summit in DC

9/22/2016.  As a recognized leader in youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa, and 2016 Mandela / YALI Host Site, the US State Department selected WTA President Lou August to attend its annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Summit in Washington DC.  AGOA legislation significantly enhances market access to the US for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA)

WTA Co-Hosts Tanzania Youth Employment Summit

7/14/2016. During the spring and summer of 2016 the WTA led an international steering committee with representatives from Cisco, Deloitte, DFID, Pearson, Technobrain and World Vision to host Tanzania's first "Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Summit" in Dar es Salaam.   Its mission was to bring government, private sector and NGO leaders together to address the