Keynote Speaker Marvin L. Venay
Chief Advocacy Officer, Tech Goes Home

Friday, May 31, 2024

Keynote Speaker on Friday Marvin Venay

Marvin Venay, a proud Pittsburgh native turned Bostonian, embodies the spirit of community advocacy and equity in all aspects of his life.

Marvin’s journey toward advocacy began long before his tenure at Tech Goes Home. His commitment to service led him to pursue various roles, from co-founding Public Goods, a political consulting firm, to serving as Deputy Director of Government Affairs at the Massachusetts Treasury and Executive Director for the Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Marvin is deeply rooted in his faith and community.  As Chief of Staff for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eastern Region and Head of the Ministry Department at Morning Star Baptist Church, Marvin finds purpose in empowering and uplifting others.

Marvin found his calling in Boston, where he resides with his family. He serves as the Chief Advocacy Officer at Tech Goes Home, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit committed to closing the digital divide. Tech Goes Home provides digital literacy training, access to affordable computers, and assistance with affordable internet for underserved communities.

In his role, Marvin merges his personal values with his professional expertise to address the digital divide. He actively engages with learners, instructors, legislators, and staff, along with community and business leaders, collaborating on solutions to bridge the gap in digital equity.  Marvin oversees key partnerships, driving a community-centric approach to address digital literacy, access, and device gaps. Under his leadership, Tech Goes Home launched the TGH Community Fellows program, bringing together learners and instructors to become strong advocates for addressing digital inequities in their own voices.

As a registered lobbyist, Marvin amplifies the voices of underserved communities, advocating at all levels of government to secure funding and support for digital equity initiatives. Under his leadership, Tech Goes Home secured an additional $2.5 million in funding for Boston and Massachusetts-wide digital equity efforts. The impact of these funds reached 4500 households and provided digital confidence to advance their families, communities, and economic mobility.

Married with two children, Marvin understands the importance of creating a more just and equitable world for future generations. In everything he does, Marvin embodies the spirit of service and the belief that access to technology should be a right, not a privilege. Marvin wants generations to find comfort in using digital tools to explore the world’s depths.


Our Friday Keynote Speaker, Marvin L. Venay, is generously sponsored by our Corporate Partner Custom Computer Specialists.

Custom Computer Specialists


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