E1T1 has worked since 2012 teaching and training people of all ages in technology and helping them gain employment.
Starting in Cambridge, MA, E1T1 partnered with schools like Prospect Hill Academy and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, as well as a program with Makerere University, Kisubi High School, Mugwanya Summit College, and Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara, Uganda.
Clients included seven nonprofit organizations and four service companies.
In 2018, E1T1 expanded to the San Francisco Bay area, adding collaborations with schools like Bessie Carmichael School and Lick-Wilmerding High School.
In 2020, E1T1 added fully online programs and expanded to offer internships for college undergraduates and graduate students, and adult internships for those seeking a career change.
"Each One Teach One"
The original author of this phrase is unknown. It is an African-American expression thought to have been brought to the United States during slavery, when enslaved people were denied education, including the right to learn to read. Many, if not most, enslaved people were kept in a state of ignorance about anything beyond their immediate circumstances, which were under control of owners, lawmakers and authorities. Teaching slaves to read was an act of civil disobedience, as it was illegal many places the United States. When an enslaved person learned or was taught to read, it became his or her duty to teach someone else, spawning the exhortation to "Each one teach one." This recognized the duty owed the beneficiary as a result of the courage and risk displayed by the teacher. E1T1 welcomes further scholarship on these topics.
The expression has been adopted by many organizations. In the first half of the 20th century, the phrase was applied to the work of a Christian missionary, Dr. Frank Laubach, who utilized the concept to help address poverty and illiteracy in the Philippines. E1T1 welcomes stories from other organizations who have adopted the values expressed by "Each one teach one." Source: Wikipedia