Together with our partners, trainers, and funders, we have been able to help minimize the digital divide for nearly a decade. Without our dedicated community, this work would not have been possible!
In 2017, we helped 1,949 unique learners with the support of 179 tutors through 14,420 hours of service. And 5,986 tutoring shifts enabled 29,112 learner visits at 52 training locations. We provided 1,042 classroom training hours and distributed 598 devices. And we did all of this in five different languages.
We are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last 12 months, and we’re looking forward to making a larger impact in 2018. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect from us this year.
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- Launch a new partnership with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) to train trainers and deliver training to new computer users throughout the city.
- Continue our partnership with Twitter’s NeighborNest to provide training to their partners’ clients and support their efforts to engage Twitter employees as volunteers.
- Expand our Digital Parents training, developed with the financial support of Adobe Foundation, to partners in Oakland.
- Organize the third annual Digital Leaders Awards.
- Continue working with HACA/Austin Pathways to train their apprentices.
- Partner with PCs for People and Mobile Beacon on their Bridging the Gap event that will distribute 300 computers and 150 Wi-Fi hotspots.
- Partner with nonprofits and government agencies to provide digital literacy training and support throughout the city.
- Deepen our involvement in the Digital Empowerment Community of Austin.