Community Education & Awareness

Taking the lead in shaping our digital future.


of Fiberhoods qualified

neighborhood representatives reached


It is incumbent on KC Digital Drive and its partners to promote digital competency, engaging residents and making them aware of all that high-speed Internet has to offer. We must encourage digital literacy among area residents of every socioeconomic status, as well as promote responsible and appropriate use of the Internet.


The digital leadership network should:

  • Work with neighborhood leaders and community organizations to identify gaps in digital literacy and develop training programs to address them.
  • Work with schools and other organizations to develop training and mentoring programs for new computer users of all ages.
  • Work with neighborhoods, schools and community organizations to encourage productive use of the Internet.


KC Digital Drive will envision, outline and assist with the implementation of a Digital Inclusion Plan for the entire Kansas City metro.

Projects in action


Digital Inclusion hears from UMKC, Google Fiber and focuses on digital inclusion themes to address

April’s Digital Inclusion Coalition meeting included speakers Noah Worcester from UMKC and Rachel Merlo from Google Fiber before breaking into a workout session. Noah Worcester, UMKC Office of Digital Inclusion student organization president, spoke to the Coalition about creating digital equity within the UMKC school system. His organization has gone about identifying issues within the […]

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Startland News, the National Society of Black Engineers and the National Coalition for Digital Inclusion present to the KC CDI this month

This month, the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion meeting included special presentations from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s Angela Siefer via skype, William Wells of the National Society of Black Engineers and Adam Arredondo of Startland News.     Angela Siefer spoke to the Coalition about the Net Inclusion Summit that will be held May […]

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Our partners in Digital Inclusion.

Kauffman Foundation
Connecting for Good
Local Investment Commission