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Results: Digital Equity (30 Stories)

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Māpunawai Cultivates Digital Resilience Among Native Hawaiians

Alt Text: A group of program participants sitting around a table with laptops


Māpunawai is a nonprofit organization bridging the digital divide and building economic opportunities for Native Hawaiians by providing training, equipment, and mentorship. Māpunawai serves learners across all islands of Hawaii, including individuals in rural, lower-income parts of the state. Ka...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Diné College Uses Culturally Responsive Strategies to Support Inclusion across the Navajo Nation

Dine College logo superimposed on an image of a cable being inserted into a laptop


Diné College is the first tribally controlled college in the United States. The college serves the far-reaching rural needs of the 400,000-member Navajo Nation, including 200,000 citizens beyond the Nation’s borders, through its main campus in Tsaile, AZ and six additional campuses and microsites...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: The Urban League of Springfield, Inc. Leverages Trusted Relationships with the Community to Advance Digital Equity

Two students working together in front of a computer and audio recording equipment in the podcast studio at Urban League of Springfield’s Digital Learning Lab.


The Urban League of Springfield, Inc. (SUL), is a civic organization empowering the African American community of Greater Springfield, MA. The organization provides various services for youth and families, including advocacy, academic and social-emotional development, career services, and financial ...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Black Churches 4 Digital Equity Uplifts Role of Faith-Based Institutions in Closing the Digital Divide

Two women smile at the camera at the Black Churches 4 Digital Equity's National Day of Action organized by Metropolitan AME Church at Martha's Table in Washington, DC in September 2022. One holds a book and magazine, and one has her arm around the other.

Black Churches 4 Digital Equity (BC4DE) is an initiative of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), a public interest organization promoting equal access and representation in technology, media, and telecommunications. This coalition, launched in May 2021, partners with faith-b...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Madison College High School Equivalency Program Builds Digital Skills among Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers

Madison College High School Equivalency Program learners, wearing blue caps and gowns, and instructor Elizabeth Fontán smile at graduation in front of a Madison College backdrop.


In Wisconsin, Madison College’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) supports migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families earning their Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Learners in this program are mostly mobile, and they com...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Rural LISC’s Digital Connector Program Partners with Community Organizations

A staff person at Come Dream Come Build, a Rural LISC grantee in Brownsville, Texas, supports a community member with building digital skills. They are sitting in front of a laptop computer smiling.


In many rural regions, communities lack access to high-speed, reliable internet service and devices. However, even after these availability challenges are addressed, individuals require digital skills to effectively use technology to meet their goals and needs. Without these skills, rural communitie...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Byte Back Fights Back the Digital Skills Gap

Byte Back scholars are seated in a training, working on individual laptops. An instructor stands to the side of the classroom.

Byte Back, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by civil rights activists who recognized the importance of technology in uplifting and empowering communities, provides adult learners furthest from opportunities with a pathway into the digital economy and society. In several cities, Byte Back acc...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Queens Library Digital Connect Program Supports Individuals Who Were Previously Incarcerated

A staff member and participant work together on a laptop in the Queens Public Library Digital Connect Program

New York

The Queens Public Library in New York City is closing the digital divide for individuals who were previously incarcerated through its Digital Connect program. During COVID-19, the library observed a critical need for these patrons to have access to technology and digital skill-building opportunities...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Dedicated Digital Equity Funding Impacts Washington’s Rural School Districts

Elementary school students in Washington work together using a digital whiteboard.


Seventy percent of Washington’s districts are categorized as rural/remote and are often less likely than their urban counterparts to raise sufficient local funding to adequately support digital teaching and learning. Rural/remote districts are also often more likely to weigh the costs of technolog...

Topics: Digital Equity, NETP24

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: How The Arc Advances Digital Skills for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families

Technology coach and client working together in front of a desktop computer to edit a photo


The Arc is the largest and oldest national non-profit that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As part of that mission, they are working to ensure technology can unlock opportunities for individuals with IDD and their families. Fou...

Topic: Digital Equity