The Digital Divide Initiative held a Computer Upgrade Day to help low-income families with hardware and software upgrades. For more information, visit theddi.org.
About the DDI:
DDI works to create and maintain relationships with the community to provide the technological skills and knowledge participants need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The ultimate goal is that all people, especially those from underserved populations, become technologically literate.
This technological literacy or competence to use technology will create opportunities for people in accessing information, education, employment, and civic and community engagement.
The model for creating and maintaining these relationships is a combination of the Computer Take Home Workshop, Community Computer Classes and now Computer Upgrade Day.
The idea for the Digital Divide Initiative was developed by collaborative work by individuals and nonprofit agencies. Each agency and individual DDI works with has a unique understanding of the digital divide and how it impacts their clients and the greater community. Each partner also brings innovative ideas to create digital equality for all individuals, families and communities.