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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Education, Educational Services

Mission: The On It Foundation founded in 1999, provides computer ownership, (via donated surplus computers from individuals and corporations, and/or purchased computers), to low-income families with students in grades K-12, accompanied with computer training and Internet access that reside within the United States. Our guidelines are such that if a student receives a free or reduced lunch from his/her public school, he/she may receive a free computer. The On It Foundation's Jump On It program also provide a guaranteed computer purchase plan in partnership with Charity Advantage, to ALL, regardless of credit history, to purchase computers if they do not qualify for a free computer.

Results: Donated Free Computers and Computer Training for over a decade.

Target demographics: Low-income students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch

Direct beneficiaries per year: 291 students receive free computers and 5,820 volunteer instructional hours

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: The On It Foundation provides free technological tools (PC's and laptops) and 21st Century Curriculum to include STEM Programs and career assessments, job readiness training (for students and their parents), as well as collaborative courses to include Physical Education, Nutrition, Self Empowerment, Leadership, Financial Literacy, Net-Etiquette, Character Development and Social Life Skill Sets and Transition. The On It Foundation provides assistance to, and partners with LEA and organizations that have Workforce Initiatives, Provide Resident Services and Computer Training to Residents in Multi-Family and Public Housing Units, Youth-At-Risk Programs, and Parent/Student computer training partnerships. Our goal is to incorporate technological skill-sets as a lifestyle, for the necessary advancement and learning of such is crucial to a student's empowerment and career opportunity advancements for his/her future. We also include computer training programs to include the parent/guardian. Our Youth Employment Program (YEP) provides students job skill requirements, employment opportunities and creates sustainability projects for the organization by providing technical and marketing services to small businesses. The On It Foundation provides advanced technological expertise in building entrepreneurship and exploring careers in areas of: 3D-Video/Multi-Media/Film Production/Animation/Gaming; Radio/Music/CD Production, Robotics & Software/Apps Development. In addition, we provide our recipients in this program industry mentors, and strategic marketing for launching their entrepreneurial projects while at the same time, teaching students the values of business ownership. We continually seek mutually beneficial national partnerships for collaborative efforts to expand our Mission and funding opportunities. ALL SERVICES TO OUR RECIPIENTS ARE FREE.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Kathleen Hagood. I have 3 boys that attended North Miami Beach High school in the 2014-2015 school year - My senior, and junior (sons) were highly active in Robotics and went to competition in 2013 and 2014. Calvetta Phair has been instrumental in exposing my sons to computers and all the related areas that fall under computers. I volunteered for an event with students from the high school, and an aftercare program- We attended an FIU event highlighting the medical field, and the students had a GREAT time. The on IT Foundation has opened up leadership roles and skills my sons will carry for a life-time. They both recently volunteered at the Hollywood Community Center to speak and expose children to Lego Robotics. My son was recommended by Ms. Phair for an article in the Miami Herald. FIU, solely based on the article and the potential they saw in my son, offered him a 4 year scholarship to the honors program. I can't say in words how thankful and blessed my children are to be involved in the foundation, and specifically, to know and be mentored by Ms. Phair.


Client Served

Rating: 5

President & CEO, Calvetta Phair from The On It Foundation displayed amazing effort to ensure that children of Broward Housing Solutions' low in-come families received refurbished computers so that they complete their school work. This kind and generous act reinforces the importance of an education specifically for children of low-income families. These children can now do their homework within the comforts of their homes as opposed to waiting on line and being rushed at a public library's computer center.

We all wholeheartedly thank you, Ms. Phair, for making a significant impact in our community.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member with The On It Foundation for many years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work. Ms. Phair is one of the most impressive people you will ever meet. Her passion for her work is contagious, her work ethic outstanding. What she is doing in her corner if the world is beyond necessary. The most enlightening thing about The On It Foundation is its adaptability. Over the years the programs have expanded to help people from more walks of life.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi this is Mario Ridgley Jr and I would like to share with you the Miracle of The ON IT Foundation!

I am a 15 year old, Home-Schooled, Community and Environmental Activist and I host a Internet Talk Radio show called The Mario Jr Alive and Green Show, so to say the least my life Revolves around computers. I was faced with a horrible dilemma, my personal Laptop motherboard went out and weeks later my family's Desktop computer tower failed; and I can tell you, this could not have happened at a worse time. My Dad was the only one working and we didn't have the income to purchase another computer system. What made it So Bad was it was three weeks before school was to begin and I was already 6 weeks behind on my Internet talk shows. My dad and Mom were keeping a Brave Face, but I knew and could see they were concerned. The only resource I had was my mom's smart-phone, so one night I got "On It" and started searching the web for companies and organizations that would donate a free computer. Yeah, I know you're saying right, who gives away computers; But I found the organization that WOULD and DID, The ON IT Foundation! I wrote an email to The ON IT Foundation and before a week had passed, I had a response, but not just any response, a response saying guess what, Mario Jr, you have been Chosen to Receive a Free Computer, I was so excited, my dreams were coming True. Ms. Calvetta of The ON IT Foundation shipped me free of charge, State-of-the-Art, DELL desk top computer, fully loaded with Windows a keyboard, mouse and speakers, all I could say was WOW and Thank You! The ON IT Foundation Saved My Life, and now school has started, I'm making straight A's, my Internet talk radio show is up and running, my parents have that Heavy Burden taken off of them and we are HAPPY now and we owe it all to Ms. Calvetta and the ON IT Foundation. I had the pleasure of interviewing this Wonderful Lady, please tune into The Mario Jr Alive in Green Show to hear all about it. Just follow the link and have some Fun! http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/73202/interview-with-mrs-calvetta-phair-president-of-the-on-it-foundation
Ms. Calvetta Thank You and I Love You! And To You that's reading this Testimony, if You Can PLEASE DONATE.....Computers, Cash or Time...They All HELP to Save Families! And to You that's reading this and are in Need, Keep Believing Hope Shows Up in the Strangest Places!


Mario Ridgley Jr.

Bud R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The On It Foundation is a well focused organization intent on impacting the injustice of the digital divide. Millions of families throughout the US still lack sufficient resources to have a computer with internet access in their homes. This has a tremendous impact on the ability of school aged children to complete homework and maintain a working knowledge of technology that will become in integral part of their future, including education and employment.
The On It Foundation is dedicated to meeting the technology needs of low income families in the Miami Florida area and can serve as a model for other such organizations throughout the country.