Digital Equity Champions are individuals, organizations, agencies, and other groups who work directly with low-income people and have committed to provide information about low-cost Internet service, devices, and digital literacy resources as part of their service offerings. This initiative is a key component of EveryoneOn’s efforts to connect all people in America.
My organization and/or department serves at least 3,000 people.
We work with low-income individuals or families.
There is an 1:1 intake or eligibility process* in place (in-person, via phone, or online).
*Examples include: SNAP, WIC, public health/clinic, student financial aid, or other services intake/ eligibility processes.
My organization is asking or willing to ask a question about home Internet connectivity and share EveryoneOn as a resource to consumers during intake or eligibility process.
73% of unemployed internet users report conducting their job search using online options, which have become a primary source for employers. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
That's how much the typical US household saves per year by using the Internet (Internet Innovation Alliance).
Students with a PC and broadband at home have graduation rates that are 6-8% higher than similar students who don’t have home access to the Internet. (Pew Research Institute).
56% of teachers of the lowest income students say that a lack of resources among students to access digital technologies is a “major challenge” to incorporating more digital tools into their teaching.
The number of college courses utilizing online learning has grown from 10 percent in 2010 to a projected 50 percent in 2014.