HISTORY OF THE TECH LAB

The TTL is a state-of-the-art technology training center with 36 drop-in computer work-stations; a wide range of basic, intermediate, and workshop style computer classes; one-on-one technology training; computer repair sessions, and other special events.

 

Established in 2008, the Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL) emerged in response to a critical need for technology training and digital access for our city's most vulnerable members. Formed as a partnership between St. Anthony's Foundation (SAF) and San Francisco Network Ministries (SFNM), this collaboration brought together nearly 100 years of experience in the Tenderloin working alongside our poorest brothers and sisters to inspire health, hope, and human dignity. In September 2013, St. Anthony's Foundation assumed full control of Tenderloin Technology Lab.

 

All services offered at the Tenderloin Technology Lab are free.

 

 

MEET THE STAFF

Omid Khazaie

Tech Lab Manager

Omid is the Manager of the Tenderloin Technology Lab. He most recently moved to San Francisco from Sydney, Australia, but originally is from Iran. Before coming to work for Tenderloin Technology Lab, Omid worked for an American based nonprofit organization in south of Iran where he first traveled after a massive earthquake in late 2003. He worked to set up and run ICT centers in devastated villages and later in refugee camps. He also worked in medium-large business sectors as an IT consultant and project coordinator. Omid is a soccer fan and his favorite club is FC Barcelona. He plays beach volleyball constantly and is really excited to feel the impact of technology in his personal life more than anywhere else in the world.

Amanda Brown

Program Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a degree in Sociology, and immediately fell in love with non-profit work. While a student at Saint Mary's, Amanda worked as an Intercultural Development Leader, educating the community about cultural competence and social justice. She also has a background in academic interventio and is excited to bring her skills here to the Tech Lab. In her free time she can often be found watching movies, eating food or going out with her friends and family.

Sam Millward-Zoll

Program Assistant

Sam is a Program Assistant of the Tenderloin Technology Lab. He is a San Francisco native who loves giving back to his community. Before coming to work for Tenderloin Technology Lab,Sam worked as an after school teacher who specialized in science. He worked with the Exploritorium to help bring science lessons into more after school programs. Sam also works for Guest Services in the Saint Anthony's Dining Room. Sam is a man of many talents and is most commonly known for coining the term "Eureka!". On his down time, Sam loves to cook and would be happy to share some recipes.

Tadhg Scully

Instructional Coordinator

Tadhg is originally from Seattle and recently graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in Philosophy and Political Science. While in Milwaukee he had the opportunity to serve similar populations to those we serve here at St. Anthony's through his work at non-profits including Guest House and St. Ben's. During his free time he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and exploring SF on his bike. Tadhg is taking part in a year of service through Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Through JVC he is an Instructional Coordinator at Tenderloin Technology Lab where he will be leading workshops, teaching Intermediate Computer Skills classes and assisting with Basic Computer Skills classes throughout the year.

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Tenderloin Technology Lab is a progam within the St. Anthony Foundation