Skip to main content

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.

Principal Johnna Weaver, Lincoln High 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.

See More Stories

Previous Story

Engaging Students with Hands-on Learning

Watch our video showing the impact of Heal Play Learn, a hands-on learning program that encourages social and emotional wellness, creativ…
Next Story

March Tocqueville Fellows Feature: Erika Desroches

When Erika Desroches left New York for Dallas a little over three years ago, she had a hard time meeting people who shared her values. But things changed whe…