March 25, 2020: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
is teaming with PCs for People to provide computers to
students so they can continue their studies as Tri-C shifts to
online delivery of many classes following the coronavirus
To be eligible, a student must live in a household with an
income below the 200% poverty level or be enrolled in an
income-based government assistance program. Federal Pell Grant
recipients would qualify.
Students can apply for a computer through PCs for People,
a nonprofit dedicated to getting computers and affordable
internet service into the homes of low-income individuals.
Registration can be done by calling 216-777-4441 or emailing
The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation is covering the cost
of the computers for eligible Tri-C students. The Foundation
launched the project to address needs created by the response to
Computers and “internet
hotspot” devices from PCs for People will be distributed to
approved applicants at two Tri-C sites this week.
Details on pickup locations will be provided following
Given that the distribution is for education purposes and will
be done outside, it will take place despite recent actions to
limit access to campus buildings given the COVID-19 outbreak.
Campus police will be at both sites to direct traffic.
pcsforpeople.org to learn more about the organization.