Conquering Technology Barriers
Community Tech House Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) was founded in July 2020 by Lynn Harrell Johnson due to the negative impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on her personal life in May 2020; after working with a company for over 35 years, she was laid off due to staff reduction caused by Covid-19. Also, she is the owner of the House of Styles hair salon location designed to rent space to independent hair stylists, which was shut down in May 2020 to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Lynn had to quickly reevaluate how to position the hair salon location for business moving forward and how to create a space to help the community while sharing her talents and work experience.
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown caused people to rely on the use of technology to communicate, those without computer knowledge or a digital device had limited places to go to use a computer. Equipped with five computers and a printer, Lynn started the Community Tech House and was available to assist adults with filing for unemployment, search for jobs and communicate virtually with others while avoiding physical contact during the isolation period.
Onsite computer usage to write a letter, apply online for a job, file for unemployment, or research information.