Digital Inclusion

Projects in action

Digital Divide Simulation

The Digital Divide Simulation is a new experiential event designed to illustrate the real-life impact and compounding challenges faced by individuals with limited access to technology. The event asks participants to step into a persona’s shoes and experience their life through a well-articulated sequence of activities and obstacles.

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Digital Services & Support @ The LAMP Campus

KC Digital Drive’s Digital Services & Support Center is a digital commons in KC’s east side and is ‘the place’ for people to come to get personal assistance and IT support, device training, digital skills training, and to help level up direct service agencies’ ability to offer digital literacy and digital navigation through trainings, workshops, and technical support at the DSSC.

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Cord-Cutting Workshops

“Cord-cutting” is an emerging trend where people aim to reduce their cable TV bill or completely get rid of their cable service altogether by taking advantage of free or low-cost streaming options instead.

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MO Goes Tech

Organizations are invited to apply for the first MO Goes Tech cohort, and each selected organization will receive a $2,000 microgrant that includes $1,000 for a stipend for the staff trainer and $1,000 is unrestricted funds to boost digital service capacity.

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Plays

News

Empowering Youth Innovation: Bridging the Digital Divide through Social Change

This gap, which separates those with access to technology and digital skills from those without, not only limits opportunities but also exacerbates existing inequalities.  Startland Education, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial skills among youth, invited me to participate as a guest speaker during their Social Change Interns program’s prototype testing phase. As a Digital […]

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The Need for Refurbished Devices is Ever-present in Midtown KC

The Digital Support Services Center at the LAMP Campus on Linwood Blvd. has been a tech hub for computer skills classes, workspaces, and device lending, and there has been a recent development to this space. PCs for People will be returning to the LAMP Campus as a pop-up location on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-3pm.

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Let’s Bridge the Gap between Healthcare and the Digital Divide (Simulation)

This marks another Digital Divide Simulation event in collaboration with Vibrant Health to increase awareness for the socioeconomic setbacks faced by Kansas Citians living on the wrong side of the Digital Divide. Participants engaged in meaningful conversations around bridging the gap between being digitally disconnected and accessing healthcare and other services. The need for connecting clients expands beyond providing devices and dives deeper into how to communicate, build trust, and meet people where they are.

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Further Reading

Empowering Youth Innovation: Bridging the Digital Divide through Social Change

This gap, which separates those with access to technology and digital skills from those without, not only limits opportunities but also exacerbates existing inequalities.  Startland Education, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial skills among youth, invited me to participate as a guest speaker during their Social Change Interns program’s prototype testing phase. As a Digital […]

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The Need for Refurbished Devices is Ever-present in Midtown KC

The Digital Support Services Center at the LAMP Campus on Linwood Blvd. has been a tech hub for computer skills classes, workspaces, and device lending, and there has been a recent development to this space. PCs for People will be returning to the LAMP Campus as a pop-up location on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-3pm.

Read More

Let’s Bridge the Gap between Healthcare and the Digital Divide (Simulation)

This marks another Digital Divide Simulation event in collaboration with Vibrant Health to increase awareness for the socioeconomic setbacks faced by Kansas Citians living on the wrong side of the Digital Divide. Participants engaged in meaningful conversations around bridging the gap between being digitally disconnected and accessing healthcare and other services. The need for connecting clients expands beyond providing devices and dives deeper into how to communicate, build trust, and meet people where they are.

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