Under The Hood with Techspark!



size_550x415_PPL circleIn October, we introduced Under the Hood to better understand how technology oriented nonprofits in Minnesota function.

This recurring series is made possible by research partner Altrulytics and underwriter Atomic Data.  Over the coming weeks we will publish individual responses, and in the end, compile an aggregated assessment of the landscape with further analysis.

Organization name: Project for Pride in Living (PPL); program is techspark! (formerly BRIDGEdotMN)

Executive Director: Paul Williams

When was it formed and for what purpose?

PPL was established as a nonprofit affordable housing developer in 1972. Since then, PPL has evolved to become a multifaceted service provider to help lower income families and individuals get on the path to self-sufficiency through affordable housing, employment training, support services and education. Our techspark! program, formerly BRIDGEdotMN, launched in 2010 to build digital literacy skills in low-income youth by providing them with computers, internet, and technical training.