Pittsburgh CONNECTS, a project of the Neighborhood Learning Alliance, provides residents of Pittsburgh with free access to computers, high-speed Internet, and free training in technology.

We host four computer centers in Homewood, Garfield, the Hilltop neighborhood,  and West End Elliot 7 days a week, late into the evening. Stop by to check your email, enjoy free programming, and gain computer skills in the areas of employment, education, and health & wellness. Each center is different, so be sure to click on each center's page to discover programming they have available for you.

The Pittsburgh CONNECTS project is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunity Program and support from the Pittsburgh Foundation among others. Our end goal is to change the way our citizens use technology.

Neighborhood News

  • Newest Computer Center Opens in West End Mayor Luke Ravenstahl joined City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith to officially open the West End Works (WEW), a neighborhood employment and public computer center. One of four public computer centers ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2012, 2:56 PM by Unknown user
  • NovaNet is Helping Students at Carrick HS Written By: Christian Freeberg Summer may seem far away to us but when you’re a high school student sitting in a class barely keeping your own head up while ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2012, 2:38 PM by Unknown user
  • Pittsburgh CONNECTS to NovaNet “Come on in, take a laptop, and get started” is all it takes for tutor Alvan Mbongo to get his students started on their classes. This summer, Pittsburgh CONNECTS and ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:28 AM by Unknown user
  • Hilltop and Knoxville Library Host First Gaming Competition  “Last round!” Christian announces to the downstairs room in Carnegie Library’s Knoxville Branch. Around this Hilltop staff member sit over a dozen participants in Mt. Oliver’s first ever ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2012, 1:59 PM by Unknown user
  • Library CONNECTS to Train Computer Skills On a weekly basis beginning in January instructors from Pittsburgh CONNECTS traveled with laptops and handouts to the meeting room of the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library to ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2012, 2:30 PM by Jim Lenkner
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A Vision for Technology

Neighborhood Learning Alliance joined with the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, Centre Avenue YMCA, Homewood-Brushton YMCA and the Hill House Association to open public computer centers in Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  Residents of all ages can use laptop computers with wireless Internet access in a casual space with couches and café tables.  Coffee is available at the sites and there is no charge to use the laptops.  The computer centers will also offer free training courses for people who want to develop better computer skills.

For more than a decade the Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) has worked to improve the lives of families in struggling neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.  From its inception NLA has used technology as one of its tools to provide services and support the work of other community-based organizations (CBO).

Pittsburgh CONNECTS is the latest project of NLA that enlists four established CBOs to extend the benefits of technology to the community.