Organization To Provide Equal Access To Technology Inc

Access to Technology is a Right Not a Privilege

Greensboro, NC   |  http://www.opeat.org

Mission

The Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology (OPEAT) is an organization dedicated to the exploration of technology in our modern world, the application of technology to meet real-world needs, and ensuring that such technology is available to meet those needs regardless of economic or social status.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

W. A. Merritt

Main address

1451 S. Elm-Eugene St.

Greensboro, NC 27406 USA

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EIN

20-1093477

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seniors generally have hardships when it comes to technology and it’s comprehension. Our Senior Technology Training program is designed to advance seniors with their knowledge and understanding of technology. With the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors need this course in order to feel secure and confident in this world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Technology Training for Seniors

This is a program designed to advance seniors with their knowledge and understanding of technology.
We will have several locations available for the participants to choose from: our home office, churches, community centers, etc. There are several benefits to teaching seniors about technology including: Improved social connection, providing mental stimulation, increased safety, encouraging exercise, help with health care, and not last nor least delivering fun.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through our Senior Technology Training program, we aim to empower seniors with the knowledge and technology needed to navigate the ever-changing technology landscape that will server their health, medical, financial and other needs.

Our Mission is to provide technology and technology-related solutions to underserved populations.
Our Vision is to ensure all people have access to high-speed internet, an affordable computing device, and the training to use them effectively.
Our Definition – Technology which brings together tools to promote development, use and information exchange, has as its main objective of making tasks easier and the solving of many problems of mankind. When technology progresses and makes our lives even more convenient, we must stress how beneficial it is to our lives and the lives of our neighbors.
Our strategy is to provide the training and technology to underserved populations that is presently lacking through partnerships with public, private, and governmental organizations.

Access to necessary technologies, partnerships with committed agencies, and support from invested donors.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Organization To Provide Equal Access To Technology Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Cohen

Data-Med, LLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/30/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.