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Expanding Digital Literacy Programs in the Region: A Recap of February’s Digital Inclusion Learning Circle Meeting

February 27, 2024 by

The goal of the Digital Inclusion Learning Circle is to provide a space for digital skills trainers to share their knowledge and expertise, get tips to improve their programs and services and brainstorm new ideas. The February Digital Inclusion Learning Circle featured presentations from Pam Rooks, Refugee Digital Access Specialist with Catholic Charities of Northeast […]

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Showing the love for digital inclusion

February 26, 2024 by

Another Net Inclusion is in the books, with this year’s conference held in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, aligning perfectly with it overlapping with Valentine’s Day. The event, hosted by NDIA, featured three days of learning with topics ranging from digital inclusion essentials to AI and dozens of panelists from across the country.   Sessions […]

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KC Digital Inclusion Orgs Support Refugee Families

January 23, 2024 by

The following is a recap of a presentation by Amber Schrage, Johnson County Community College ESL Coordinator and Adult Basic Education Instructor, Leslie Dykstra, Johnson County Community College Adult Basic Education Program Director, Pam Rooks, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Refugee Digital Access Coordinator, Maiwand Momand, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Arish Rustami, JVS Digital […]

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KC Digital Drive Collaboration with New Programming at Literacy KC

January 22, 2024 by

Kansas City non-profit Literacy KC has expanded its services to include not just traditional and digital literacy, but health and financial literacy, as well. These topics now fit nicely into the online and in-class hybrid learning that Literacy KC offers. In health, this includes things like knowing the roles of various practitioners, choosing a health […]

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Skills in the States Forum looks toward infrastructure funding

November 28, 2023 by

The Skills in the States Forum recently hosted by the National Skills Coalition brought together professionals from all over the country in the workforce, government and education sectors as well as those supporting them through credentialing and other related services to talk about trends, best practices and innovative solutions. Much of the conversations focused on […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide through Digital Divide Simulation

November 28, 2023 by

The first Digital Divide Simulation event on Nov. 9 at the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library increased awareness for the socioeconomic setbacks faced by Kansas Citians living on the wrong side of the Digital Divide. Participants were asked to take on the persona of an individual to complete tasks for “one month” measured as four, 15-minute long, “weeks.” Tasks assigned to participants included enrolling their children in school, finding housing information online, and applying to government programs, such as the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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Missouri and Kansas Publish Broadband and Digital Equity Plans, Look Towards Implementation

November 20, 2023 by

The following is a recap of a presentation by Kimberlyn Jones, Kansas Office of Broadband Development, and D’mitri Farthing, Jr., Missouri Office of Broadband Development given to the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion on November 3, 2023. Important Links: Missouri BEAD Five-Year Action Plan Missouri BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 1 (comments close 11/26) Missouri […]

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