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 Older Adults: A Partner Spotlight on AARP’s SCSEP Program

In a world increasingly reliant on digital technologies, access to digital literacy and employment opportunities is crucial for people of all ages. Yet, older adults, often overlooked in discussions about technology, face unique challenges in navigating this digital landscape. Recognizing this disparity, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has been actively working to bridge the digital divide, ensuring that older Americans have access to opportunities to earn new digital skills and valuable work experience.

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Digital Equity Is “More Important Than Ever”

Ensuring nobody is left behind Last year, the National Skills Coalition, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, analyzed job postings throughout the country and found that 92% of positions require at least one digital skill, while “previous NSC research found one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to enter […]

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Digital Inclusion Fund Relaunches with Open Call for Applications

The KC Digital Inclusion Fund is a charitable fund led by KC Digital Drive and administered at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation with an Advisory Council. In 2024, the Fund will award up to $250,000 across three grant areas: 1) Devices, 2) I.T. Support, and 3) New Courses. For more information or to apply, visit kcdig.org.

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Further Reading

Empowering Older Adults: A Partner Spotlight on AARP’s SCSEP Program

In a world increasingly reliant on digital technologies, access to digital literacy and employment opportunities is crucial for people of all ages. Yet, older adults, often overlooked in discussions about technology, face unique challenges in navigating this digital landscape. Recognizing this disparity, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has been actively working to bridge the digital divide, ensuring that older Americans have access to opportunities to earn new digital skills and valuable work experience.

Read More

Digital Equity Is “More Important Than Ever”

Ensuring nobody is left behind Last year, the National Skills Coalition, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, analyzed job postings throughout the country and found that 92% of positions require at least one digital skill, while “previous NSC research found one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to enter […]

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Digital Inclusion Fund Relaunches with Open Call for Applications

The KC Digital Inclusion Fund is a charitable fund led by KC Digital Drive and administered at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation with an Advisory Council. In 2024, the Fund will award up to $250,000 across three grant areas: 1) Devices, 2) I.T. Support, and 3) New Courses. For more information or to apply, visit kcdig.org.

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