In July 2015, ConnectHome, a private-public initiative with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The White House, nonprofits, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), private industry, and other stakeholders, launched with a significant goal: to connect more than 100,000 low-income households living in public housing with at-home access to the Internet, digital literacy training, and devices over the life of the program.
Launched by President Obama, the goal of ConnectHome is to close the digital divide for some of the neediest families in our nation.
As the national nonprofit lead for the ConnectHome initiative, EveryoneOn has been working with these communities to actively engage local leaders and broadband champions to further the work. Over the past six months, EveryoneOn and other stakeholders have encountered both triumphs and challenges.
This webinar will cover best practices learned and steps for creating public-private partnerships locally. Special attention will be paid to the following topics:
- Case study communities and the process under which they have gained success
- Setting evaluation benchmarks
- Shared value opportunities
This webinar is part of NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship program, aimed at supporting digital inclusion initiatives, sharing best practices, and showcasing digital inclusion programs. You do not need to be a Fellow to attend; all are invited.