OTX-West provides Pentium 3 & 4 computers with Windows XP Professional to any Oakland students in grades 6-12. To earn a computer, the student and parent/adult must register and attend our 3 hour THCP class. Classes are held at OTX-West once per month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, usually on a Thursday Classes start promptly so please arrive early.
Students can volunteer 5 hours or pay $25. to upgrade to a Windows 7 computer. The computers come with a 1 year tech support guarantee and an extensive suite of software. Use the THCP Registration link at the top of this page to register or call us at 510-893-4822
After completing the class, the students will receive a voucher, that will entitle them to pick up their home computers from OTX-West on our distribution day (typically every 1st Saturday of the month).
The Take Home Computer Program (THCP) began in the 2000-2001 school year. Since that time, OTX-West has distributed more than 10,000 free home computers to OUSD students through partnerships with Urban Dreams and Project SOAR.