Best Buy and Google team up for new Teen Tech Center

Teen Tech Center

(Twin Cities, MN) — Oct 9th, 2022 — The Best Buy Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San José, California. The center provides teens with access to cutting-edge technology, including tools for film, digital media, audio engineering and music production., Google’s philanthropic arm, is co-funding the Teen Tech Center. Their contribution to MACLA will support the work the center is doing to provide tech access, digital skills training and mentorship for youth.

“We are beyond thrilled to have’s support in providing teens with new opportunities to build brighter futures through tech,” said Andrea Wood, Best Buy’s vice president of social impact. “With support from Google and partnering with community organizations like MACLA, we know we can inspire young people through technology and support them with resources, training and workshops to prepare them for college or a career.”

MACLA encourages Teen Tech Center members to engage in community dialogue, develop their artistic voices, become cultural innovators, and discover how art is used for social change. The space, which also has Google Pixelbooks, builds on the Teen Tech Center mission to improve access to tech and help develop the necessary skills to thrive in high-demand tech roles.

“Accessible digital skills opportunities are critical to making sure everyone has access to competitively-paid jobs in high-growth fields,” said Javier González, Google’s head of local government affairs and public policy in California and San José native. “We’re proud to support the MACLA Teen Tech Center and the work they’re doing with Best Buy to increase economic opportunity for youth and young adults in San Jose.”

“In August, we opened the 50th Teen Tech Center, a major milestone toward our goal to support 100 locations by 2025. We have also committed to providing $44 million to expand college prep and career opportunities for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students as part of our efforts to better address underrepresentation, technology inequities and provide more educational and career opportunities for those who need them most.”

Where are the Tech Centers?



  • Wallace Community College Selma – 3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy, Selma AL 36703


  • Jerry Colangelo Branch – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix – 1755 N 34th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009


  • P.F Bresee Foundation – 184 S. Bimini Place, Los Angeles CA 90004
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos – 1 Positive Place, San Marcos CA 92069
  • Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) – 510 S 1st Street, San Jose CA 95113
  • Legacy LA – 1350 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles CA 90033
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro – Marina Unit – 401 Marina Blvd, San Leandro CA 94577
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula – Moldaw-Zaffaroni 2031 Pulgas Ave, East
    Palo Alto CA 94303
  • Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) – 1130 W Slauson Ave,
    Los Angeles CA 90004


  • Gold Crown Enrichment – 150 S. Harlan St., Lakewood CO 80226


  • YMCA of Greater Hartford – Wilson-Gray Club – 444 Albany Ave, Hartford CT 06120


  • HANDY Inc. – 501 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida – Joe R. Lee Branch – 400-B Ruffel Street, Eatonville FL 32751


  • Fulton County Library System – Central Library – One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta GA 30303


  • Martin Luther King Community Center – 40 W 40th St, Indianapolis IN 46208


  • YMCA of Greater Louisville – Republic Bank YMCA – 1700 W Broadway, Louisville KY 40203


  • New Orleans Public Library Main Branch – 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans LA 70112


  • The Clubhouse Network – 2107 Washington St, Boston MA 02119


  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation – 1211 Trumbull Ave, Detroit MI 48216


  • Hennepin County Library — Minneapolis Central – 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55401
  • Brian Coyle Center – 420 15th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454
  • Hope Community Center – 611 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404
  • Keystone Community – 1150 Selby Ave, St. Paul MN 55104
  • St. Paul Downtown YMCA – 21 4th St E, St Paul MN 55101
  • CLUES St. Paul – 797 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55106
  • Summit Academy OIC – 935 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis MN 55405
  • The Capri at Plymouth Christian Youth Center – 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis MN 55411
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities – Jerry Gamble Club – 2410 Irving Ave N,
    Minneapolis MN 55411


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis – Herbert Hoover Club – 2901 N Grand Ave, St. Louis MO 63110
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City – North Kansas City YMCA – 1999 Iron Street, North Kansas City MO 64116


  • Clark County Library – 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas NV 89119

New York

  • Brooklyn Public Library – Kings Highway Branch – 2115 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn NY 11229
  • Grand St. Settlement – Essex Crossing – 168 Broome St New York, NY 10002


  • Cleveland Public Library – Rockport Branch – 4421 W 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44135


  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) – 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland OR 97214


  • Phase 4 Learning Center – 5850 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
  • Greater Philadelphia YMCA – Columbia North YMCA – 1400 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19121


  • Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center – 4500 Spring Ave., Dallas TX 75210
  • Family Services Association – The Neighborhood Place, 3014 Rivas St., San Antonio TX 78228
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston – Morefield Club – 5950 Selinsky Rd, Houston TX 77048
  • Project Vida – 3607 Rivera Avenue, El Paso TX 79905


  • Knowledge Quest – 900 College Park Drive, Memphis TN 38126


  • Promise South Salt Lake – Columbus Center – 2531 South 400 East, South Salt Lake City UT 84115


  • C4K – 945 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville VA 22902


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue – 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue WA 98007

Washington, D.C.

  • FBR Club @THEARC – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington – 1901 Mississippi Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20020


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee – Mary Ryan – 3000 N Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee WI 53210


  • Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC – Hillside Club – 1339-84th Avenue, North Delta, BC, V4C 2L9

For more information about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® program, visit here.


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