Computers4Kids (C4K) empowers underserved youth by bringing together technology and imagination through supportive mentoring, youth-driven programming, and skill building for life success. Originally founded to connect underserved kids with surplus computers from area businesses, C4K has evolved into a design studio for technology and innovation. In addition to providing studio space, C4K offers out-of-school-time mentoring and technology skill building to build the foundational skills kids need for college and career success.
In 2015, C4K joined “The Clubhouse Network,” a network of over 100 Clubhouses worldwide. With support from the Community Foundation, the Clubhouse @ C4K allows local children to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math activities. Membership is free to Charlottesville and Albemarle youth who are eligible for free or reduced price school lunch. More than 1,400 students have participated in C4K program with 97% graduating from high school on time. Through its Enriching Community grants, the Foundation, supports C4K to empower youth in our community.