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Digital Equity Community Gathers to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration

A gathering of more than 40 community members resolute on co-designing a network dedicated to resource sharing and collaboration around digital equity took place on October 25, 2018. The event, hosted by Seattle Information Technology’s Community Technology team, brought together participants from a wide range of organizations and institutions dedicated… [ Keep reading ]

Benchmarking Success: Teens Succeed as Design Thinkers

In a quiet corner of First Hill’s popular Frye Art Museum sits a beautiful bench that is not just for sitting, it has a story and is the focal point of a unique exhibit. The bench represents the brain child and months of work by an ambitious group of teenagers… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is Committed to Preserving Net Neutrality

On February 20th I was honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee about the importance of net neutrality to the consumers of Seattle. I made the point that net neutrality was essential to achieving the digital equity and inclusion goals… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Application Process is Open

The City of Seattle offers funding to improve digital equity  The Technology Matching Fund grants will be offered for the 21st year in a row to organizations in Seattle SEATTLE (March 12, 2018)— The City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund program invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to hold Digital Literacy Network meet-ups

Do you want to work together to push forward shared interests in cultivating a more digital literate Seattle for K-12 students, young adults, adults, and senior citizens? Come join us Nov 13, 15, or 17 to share your work and ideas for collaborating to improve digital skills for the community you… [ Keep reading ]

Voices of Tomorrow: Breaking down cultural barriers in child care

Voices of Tomorrow: Breaking down cultural barriers in child care Story by Joy Okot-Okidi Voices of Tomorrow has been serving East African childcare providers and their families for more than five years. The co-founders Zamzam Mohamed and Iftin Hagimohamed saw how a lack of cultural understanding in early learning was… [ Keep reading ]

Lazarus Day Center responds to homelessness crisis with devotion to service

Story by Hillary Sanders. The Lazarus computer lab gives visitors access to software like Microsoft Word and provides an internet connection for clients to engage in housing and job searching, communicating on social media, or just watching a YouTube video to unwind. The computer lab is currently accommodating between 50… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Housing Authority looks for ways tech can help us connect

Story by Hillary Sanders It was an especially cold December afternoon when I visited the STAR of Seattle in the Central District. I was greeted by Misha, a STAR volunteer, who was sitting at the front desk in a room full of purring computers.  STAR stands for Special Technology Access… [ Keep reading ]

East African Community Services proves representation is key to education

Story by Damme Getachew East African Community Services (EACS) is a lighthouse for hundreds of youth who simply want to succeed in education and life. It’s located in the New Holly Neighborhood Campus in Southeast Seattle, where more than 65 percent of residents are East African. As a first-generation Somali-American,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle offers funding to increase digital equity 

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants up to $50,000 each to help make Seattle a more digitally equitable community. The City seeks applications for projects that increase access to free or low-cost broadband, empower residents with digital literacy skills, and ensure affordable, available… [ Keep reading ]