David E. Glover (Executive Director of Occur 1988 - 2013) devoted his life to ensuring that the infinite potential of technology innovation was accessible to everyone, especially low-income people of color. For him, the rise of the digital divide represented the 21st-century manifestation of the racial and economic divide and, if properly addressed, the possibility of full inclusion could be realized. In 1997, he opened the Eastmont Computing Center — a space where low-income adults could learn basic computer literacy for job readiness. After the passing of David E. Glover in 2013, the Eastmont Computing Center was renamed as the David E. Glover Education and Technology Center in his honor with a mandate to perpetuate David’s legacy of bringing the world’s most exciting innovations to the people that need them the most. Today, The Glover Center has become an essential onramp to the region’s emerging technology-driven economy as the first rung on the ladder of opportunity for low-income people of color. We are a makerspace for communal innovation, putting making and engineering back into the hands of East Bay communities. As technology continues to evolve, we are dedicated to providing our community with the tools to be successful in the tech industry and beyond.
We believe the people of the East Bay deserve access to the tools of technology engineering, innovation, and design- and we believe with those tools, they can change the world!
The Emerging Technology Program at the David E. Glover Education & Technology Center provides an exploratory learning environment for ages 12 and up. Students have the opportunity to learn creative coding, video game design, VR/AR, artificial intelligence, robotics, circuitry, and fashion technology with an emphasis on social justice.
The Adult Computer Literacy Program provides participants with essential computer skills training classes and exposure to commonly used software applications. Additionally, adult students are offered various progressive skills training and job readiness workshops on advanced business software applications e.g., website building, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and more
El Programa de Alfabetización Informática para Adultos brinda a los participantes clases esenciales de capacitación en habilidades informáticas y exposición a aplicaciones de software de uso común. Además, a los estudiantes adultos se les ofrecen diversos talleres de capacitación progresiva y preparación laboral en aplicaciones avanzadas de software empresarial, por ejemplo, creación de sitios web, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks y más
Tech education for all!