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City of Seattle Seeks New Members to Serve on the Community Technology Advisory Board — Apply Now

The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The ten-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in information and communications technology. CTAB members advise Seattle’s Information Technology department, the Mayor, and City Council on a range of issues,… [ Keep reading ]

See Yourself in Cyber…in Seattle IT! 

by Greg Smith October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. One of the key messages for this year’s cybersecurity awareness campaign is “See Yourself in Cyber”. While securing the City’s technology systems can often be complicated and nuanced, this year’s theme spotlights the fact that a huge part of successful cyber… [ Keep reading ]

YWCA Works is using a loan to own program to close the digital divide

YWCA Works serves the White Center community with programs designed to improve disparities in income. Now, as a recipient of a 2022 Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grant from the City of Seattle, they will be able to address an inequity that opened up during the pandemic when so much of… [ Keep reading ]

Online resources for Seattle residents

As part of National Digital Inclusion Week, running October 3-7, the City of Seattle is a participating agency helping to spread awareness, recognition, and celebration of digital inclusion and access. The City of Seattle has been supporting digital equity work since 1997. Over the years, as technology has evolved, so… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week and the power of imagination

“Our imagination,” concluded Burton, “is a trigger for manifestation.” In a recent interview, Levar Burton spoke about the power of imagination. “There was some kid who grew up watching Star Trek like I did, and that kid saw all those scenes of Kirk reaching to his hip and pulling out… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Named a 2022 ‘Digital Inclusion Trailblazer’

Seattle Meets All Six Criteria to Be Named ‘Trailblazer’ for the Sixth Time On Monday, August 22, Seattle was named a 2022 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). The city made the list for the sixth time due to its leadership in digital equity. Seattle is one of 32 government agencies to receive… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle has been named as a Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement with a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award

The City of Seattle has been recognized as a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Global Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT allows City of Seattle to efficiently address the lifecycle impacts of… [ Keep reading ]

Dreaming Black Futures: Afrofuturism

When we build a future where Black people thrive, we all thrive. This past February, Seattle IT partnered with Black multi-disciplinary artists and technologists, Mia Imani and Kadallah Burrowes, to center not only Black History Month, but tap into our imagination for Black Futures Month. The “Dreaming Black Futures” program… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces 2022 Digital Equity grant winners

The 25th year of digital grants welcomes the Digital Navigator Cohort as nearly 20 non-profits receive $590,000 to help close the digital divide in neighborhoods throughout the city The City of Seattle is pleased to announce this year’s digital equity grant recipients. The list of winners includes a wide array… [ Keep reading ]

Family Digital Navigators help Yesler Residents Thrive with Technology

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI) created a Family Digital Navigators Program that hired and trained local students to help the Yesler community progress towards digital equity. The MMRTI Navigators work closely with Yesler residents to help them better learn and… [ Keep reading ]