Bridging the Digital Divide
We’ve always known that there are homes that have technology and WiFi and there are homes that don’t. But COVID opened our eyes to the fact that for so many of our parents and students, the only technology they have is at school.
During the height of COVID, students across North Texas were expected to quickly pivot to remote learning. However, many families don’t have the technology necessary to support online learning. This “digital divide” can hold students back, even during a typical school year.
Through a program called Digital Bridges, which is a partnership with AT&T, Texas Instruments, The Mary and Richard Templeton Foundation, and The Eugene McDermott Foundation, we distribute laptops and hot spots to students and young adults across Southern Dallas to enable them to access education, further their learning and stay connected in the classroom and beyond. Through our partnership with Compudopt, the laptops come with two years of warranty and bilingual technical assistance to ensure families can make the most of the technology.
Watch the video to learn more about the impact of Digital Bridges.