In 2013, Angelina was looking for change. Born and raised in New York, she made a bold decision and moved her family to Boston. One afternoon she was speaking with another parent and Tech Goes Home came up in the conversation. Growing up without a computer, Angelina knew she couldn’t pass on the opportunity to learn more about technology and earn a new device for her family.
As a mom of three, she knows first-hand how important it is to have the technology to do homework and to explore the internet. Having a computer at home has made a real difference in her children's learning. Just recently, her 11-year old was writing his biography on his TGH device and her 9-year old put together a presentation on his favorite sports star for a class assignment. Angelina is constantly impressed with how her kids are using the computer in different ways to support their education.
Reflecting on her big decision to move Angelina said:
I don’t think I would be where I am today if we hadn’t moved. I’ve been embraced by an incredible community that’s been supportive and connected me to resources, like Tech Goes Home, that I didn’t have in the past. In addition, Ms. Woodard, my TGH Trainer, saw something in me and invited me to become a TGH Course Assistant. Now, I get to give back to other families who are exploring the computer for the first time.
Personally, Angelina has used her technology skills to create a resume and is currently searching for the family’s next apartment online. In 2020, she plans to obtain her driver’s license for the first time and is starting to think about opening a small business. She feels very optimistic about the future and is grateful for the community that has supported her.