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20NTC Session Proposal
Program

Tech Companies and Digital Inclusion

Description

Helping millions of people learn how to use their digital devices is no small task. With every aspect of business, education, communication and entertainment going online, those who lack the skills or access are being left behind. Nonprofits and government agencies across the country grapple with this digital divide every day and alone they simply can’t meet the demand. At the same time, more corporations realize that their philanthropy and employees can make an impact in closing the digital divide. Navigated well, public-private partnerships can result in an array of positive outcomes: community members receive free digital skills training, nonprofits are better able to meet their mission, employees experience the rewards of helping their neighbor, and tech companies can promote that they are creating positive social change.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about two successful partnerships and their impact
  • Learn and understand ways to approach local tech companies to address the digital divide in their community
  • Hear best practices on utilizing corporate employees as digital inclusion volunteers

Target Audience

Program staff and volunteer managers who are working with communities who lack access to the internet or training

Additional Speakers

Jannell Mateo Rivas: Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Manager for CTN

Tags

Digital InclusionTrainingVolunteers