OurCycle LA is a collaborative partnership between the City of Los Angeles, human-I-T’s team of smart humans and a number of large corporate partners. Launched on February 27, 2015 by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, OurCycle LA focuses on donating technology and promoting digital literacy with computer training. The program provides participants with new skills, job training and creates career opportunities for individuals with high barriers to employment. OurCycle LA is a one of a kind program in the United States.
Qualified technology recipients will be required to sign up for a low-cost internet service. Computers donated are also distributed to non-profit organizations operating public access computer centers that serve disadvantaged communities.
Technology Distributed ($)
E-Waste Diverted ($)
2,500 computers distributed to low-income families and Los Angeles-based non-profits.
Minimizing Los Angeles’ e-waste footprint and helping bridge the digital divide.
Helping to develop a model for the future treatment of the City’s e-waste and benefit low-income Angelenos.
Connecting recipients to the internet, while also positively impacting the environment and the local economy.
Most Innovative US City (2014)
Los Angeles Digital Government Summit Outstanding IT Project Award (2015)