Affordable Connectivity Program – Regional Outreach
A snapshot of the KC region’s digital inclusion efforts around affordability and the federally subsidized Affordable Connectivity Program
Hire KC – College Internships
Hire KC connects college students to Micro-Internships at local nonprofits who need the extra resources, creating a unique opportunity to prepare students for the digital workforce while helping to build up resilient community organizations in Kansas City.
Civic Innovation Challenge – Connecting Underrepresented Youths with Employment Opportunities
This is a $1M National Science Foundation-funded project that aims to support the Kansas City region’s youth by boosting work readiness and cultivating occupational identities. The project will help young people access more opportunities through innovative civic technology and a youth-centered app, and by specifically studying the transportation behavior of youth, and offering shared-mobility options like bikes, transit, and micro-transit services.
Rural Breast Cancer Health Project
Using data-driven medical imaging to bring the best breast cancer care to rural communities that lack access to high quality care.
School of Nursing Metaversity
KC Digital Drive has teamed up with the University of Kansas School of Nursing to develop and pilot the implementation of a virtual, immersive nursing school program to broaden access for prospective students from rural and urban areas in order to support and get students practice- and patient-care ready for new nurses.
Solutions Lab Ventures
Solutions Lab Ventures is an innovation-based entrepreneur support program managed by KC Digital Drive.
Internet Access Support Program
Providing direct financial assistance to families affected by COVID-19, and helping to subsidize the cost of broadband access at home.
KC Goes Tech
New microgrant program helps expand the ability of community organizations to include digital training in their offerings, and to network more effectively with existing digital literacy providers.
National Smart Coalitions Partnership
A national cross-sector network to accelerate more
sustainable and resilient cities
Clear My Record Expungement Project
Clear My Record is an ongoing collaborative project to build tech tools that support criminal record expungement, and is a civic project from Code for KC.