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The South End Technology Center Inc
 (SETC) affectionately called “The Tech Center” is a collaborative venture between the Tent City Corporation (TCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which opened it’s doors in Spring 1997. The main goal was to provide access to those residing in technology ‘deserts’ and who could not afford the technology tools to be able to compete with their counterparts in technology rich areas who had easy access.  Our fundamental purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas and information. Our scope and methods are as diverse as the people we serve.  We provide free or low-cost access and training in most aspects of computer-related technology.  The Tech Center is supported by staff many whom are volunteers and interns, come with extensive backgrounds in computer technology and their applications. We are also a member of the Timothy Smith Network which also provides access to hardware and software. Our funding sources are varied from local governments, private corporations, foundations and general donations from our constituents and supporters.