TechBridge is bringing our mission to end generational poverty to the podcast arena. We will tell our story, and the stories of so many people working around our four pillars: hunger relief, homeless support, social justice, and workforce development.
On TechBridge Talks, you will get to know our board, staff, customers, and the community leaders that are pushing boundaries, pursuing good, and working to end generational poverty.
We believe we can provide predictable pathways out of generational poverty through the combination of technology and data. Join us on the journey!
Where We’re Going & Where We’re Growing
TechBridge has been around for more than 20 years now, and Clint Bailey has been a major part of the decision making and vision casting for TechBridge over the years. He has served on TechBridge’s Advisory Board for years and will now serve on our National Board as co-chair. Clint has had and will continue to have a huge impact on TechBridge, and we want to explore what forms that influence will take, where he hopes to see our organization go, and why he is still so deeply involved after over 15 years.
TCP: What It Is and How It Changed My Life
TechBridge's Technology Career Program (TCP) is one of our most successful and prolific programs. Vicarro Mills is one of our hundreds of graduates who have gotten their technology certifications through this program and have gone on to careers at some of the nation's largest companies. Vicarro was hired on at TechBridge with TCP in November of 2020 as a Training Assistant and is now a Certified Training Specialist. Listen to Episode 6 as Vicarro discusses the value of TCP, his pathway to and through the program, and his favorite aspects of the program.
Ending Homelessness and the Role Data Will Play
The issue of homeless may seem simple, but it’s not. And, though the solution to this issue is simple, providing housing, how we get there takes funding, collaboration, planning, and grit. We sit down with Cathryn Marchman, CEO of Partners for HOME, in this episode of TechBridge Talks to discuss homeless relief.
Data – The Game Changer
At TechBridge, we believe technology is a game changer. Marva Bailer thinks so too. Today on TechBridge Talks, we speak with Splunk Strategic Advisor and TechBridge Board of Directors member Marva Bailer about TechBridge's service evolution from designing websites for nonprofits to using data to create predictable pathways out of poverty. Marva shares her passion for TechBridge's Workforce Development pillar and what keeps bringing her back to our organization.
From Starbucks to Certified Technology Professional – A TCP Story
Today on TechBridge Talks we talk to Kharee Smith, Certified Trainer and Technology Career Program graduate. Before working at TechBridge, Kharee worked at Starbucks as a barista for four years.
Kharee is now certified in teaching Microsoft Azure and will be ServiceNow certified in a few months.
We are excited to share this transformation story and proud to have Kharee as a TechBridge team member!
The Intersection of Community and Technology
Today on TechBridge talks we are exploring the intersection of technology and community service. For nonprofits to meet the needs of the communities they serve, they have to grow exponentially, gaining efficiency and effectiveness through technology. The right technology allows nonprofits to serve more people, do more good, and make a larger impact on their communities.
My guest today is someone that understands technology, community, and most of all impact!
Ann Cramer is a pillar in the nonprofit community, an inspiration to many, and an energetic force for good. Ann, welcome to the show!