Our Story

Team4Tech co-founders, Julie Clugage and Lila Ibrahim, had a long, shared history of working together at Intel Corporation to advance education and economic development through technology. Early in their lives, they each witnessed the transformative power of education in expanding opportunities for underserved students – Julie through her work at a school in rural Guatemala, and Lila through her work at the orphanage in Lebanon where her father was raised. They brought together their shared passion for education to successfully launch the Intel Education Service Corps in 2009. This program sparked a movement among thousands of Intel employees from around the world who wanted to volunteer their time and expertise to improve education.

In September 2012, they had an idea … what if they could create a compelling platform to engage talented professionals from many different technology companies to advance educational opportunities for underserved students?

Team4Tech was born.

Team4Tech launched its first project in Kenya in May 2013 with five volunteers from Intel and four from VMware. The goal was to help the nonprofit organization, Orphans Overseas, implement an adaptive learning software solution to improve early literacy and numeracy for local primary school students. Within six months of project completion, participating first graders had more than doubled their literacy test scores.

Since this inaugural project, Team4Tech has continued to expand educational opportunities for thousands of underserved students by leading technology volunteers on projects around the world. Our projects are continuously evolving and improving based upon the dynamic inputs of our talented partners and volunteers.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Joyce Adolwa, Director of Education, CARE USA

Craig R. Barrett, Former CEO/Chairman of Intel Corporation

Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor and President, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

James Bernard, Global Director, Partners in Learning, Microsoft

Jennifer Graham Clary, CEO, North of Nine Communications

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder, B Lab

Paul Kim, CTO, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Ruth Levine, Director Global Development, Hewlett Foundation


Enabling Strategic and Sustainable Growth in India, Kenya, and Uganda with Deloitte

In March 2021, Team4Tech worked with Deloitte’s Building Bridges program to support four of Team4Tech’s nonprofit partners with pro bono consulting projects spanning strategy, technology, and human capital.  Specifically, 20 Deloitte professionals: Supported Resilience Programs for Girls and Youth in India with CorStone CorStone develops and provides resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, […]

Impact Highlights from Team4Tech’s 2019 WITU Project

74% of Ugandans between the ages of 15-25 are unemployed. The majority of them are young women who have either dropped out of school due to poverty or lack digital skills for better jobs because public schools do not use technology for instruction and learning. Women in Technology Uganda (WITU)’s mission is to support young […]

Impact Highlights from Team4Tech’s CCF Partnership

Since 2004, the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) serves children and their families in extreme poverty who survive by scavenging at the (now closed) Steung Meanchey garbage dump. CCF provides holistic support for over 2,000 children and their families through education, healthcare, and vocational training. Team4Tech Fellows (Adobe employee volunteers) went to Cambodia in 2019 to […]

Reaching More Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Twilio Helps Fundación Paraguaya Reach More Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Yannie Yip and Alice Cai, Twilio Team4Tech Employee Volunteers Previous Twilio Project: In May 2019, a group of Twilions (Twilio employees) traveled to Paraguay to work with the nonprofits Fundación Paraguaya and Penguin Academy to host a series of workshops and further develop […]

Empowering Young Girls in Vietnamese Orphanages with Kidspire Vietnam

In Vietnam, there are over 2 million orphans who are struggling with poverty, violence and prejudice and even sex trafficking. Many spend most of their childhood years in government facilities and drop out of school. Few of these children graduate with basic computing skills, greatly limiting their employment options, and less than 1% go on […]

Empowering Marginalized Communities of Malawi with Centre for Youth and Development

Malawi has one of the highest poverty rates in the world; about 12 million Malawians live on less than $1.25 a day. These devastating circumstances leave many with food shortages, health concerns, and minimal access to education. Out of their population of nearly 16 million, only 65.8% will learn to read and write by the […]


Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

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Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award