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Local agency to host U.S. Secretary of Education and FCC Chairperson as part of “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar”

September 7, 2023 by

KC Digital Drive (KCDD) central to community efforts to help students, families, and educators access broadband internet service KANSAS CITY—September 2, 2023 — On Tuesday, Sept. 5, local nonprofit KC Digital Drive will host U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on the first day of their “Back […]

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National Community Health Worker Awareness Week

August 30, 2023 by

It is estimated that only 10 – 20 percent of a person’s health status is related to direct medical care. The rest is taken up by what the World Health Organization says are the “conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” Our social circumstances play the dominant role in how healthy we are.

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New Effort Offers Steep Discounts on Internet Access

July 26, 2023 by

Eligible Households in Kansas City Metro Can Save up to $30/Month KANSAS CITY— July 26, 2023 — Eligible households in the Kansas City metro area can now sign up for steep discounts on their monthly internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has contracted with KC Digital Divide to help […]

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City of Liberty Expands Broadband Infrastructure and Offers Digital Inclusion Programming for Seniors

July 20, 2023 by

The following is a recap of presentations by Shawnna Funderburk, Liberty Chief Strategic Operations Officer, and Hailey Kellerstrass, Liberty Parks & Rec Community Services Manager given to the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion on July 7th, 2023. Liberty and Google Fiber Partner to Improve City Connectivity Despite being home to only about thirty thousand […]

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Collaboration Keeps Place-Based Digital Literacy at LAMP Campus

June 27, 2023 by

In collaboration with PCs for People and Linwood Property Inc, KC Digital Drive is excited to be able to maintain the longstanding digital skills training at the LAMP Campus and bring in our train-the-trainer programming and ACP sign-up support services to this community.
We are excited to welcome Carol Meyers to our team to deliver monthly place-based training sessions, and to begin offering train-the-trainer programming and ACP Sign-up Support at the LAMP Campus at 1801 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109.

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Community Leaders Host Digital Inclusion Workshop Series

June 27, 2023 by

Winder & Associates held the first of their six community engagement workshops on Saturday, June 24, at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where they shared their program model that includes digital navigators, digital ambassadors and wraparound services to help people access affordable internet service and other essential resources.

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KC Digital Drive Launches MO Goes Tech With $14,000 in Micro-grants

June 13, 2023 by

MO Goes Tech will identify seven (7) direct service organizations providing social, human, or economic services to rural populations in the state of Missouri that could benefit from an expanded digital access and literacy component to their existing client offerings.  Each awardee will receive a $2,000 microgrant that includes $1,000 for a stipend for a staff trainer and $1,000 is unrestricted funds to boost digital service capacity.

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