PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With the popular four-race Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Comcast is continuing its commitment to closing the digital divide by unveiling plans for a brand-new WiFi-Connected Lift Zone in the Martinsville, VA, community.
In the name of increasing access, convenience, efficiency, and equity, federal agencies have been digitizing and modernizing services, from business loan applications to veteran health benefits. While COVID-19 has increased adoption of online government, many people still prefer engaging with agencies by phone, mail, and in person—and some even perceive these methods as faster.
Which groups haven’t been going online for government information and services? What obstacles stand in their way—and how can agencies address these barriers?
Grant is in Partnership with Truist Cares COVID-19 Relief Efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021, /3BL Media/ — The Internet Society today announced a new grant program, Expanding Potential in Communities, or Truist EPIC Grant, to support broadband initiatives that help alleviate disparities in education, employment and social welfare in the southeastern United States. These grants will expand broadband access in communities with complementary Internet connectivity solutions such as community networks.
Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia
Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.
Connectivity has never been more important, yet more than half of the world’s population is still missing out on its life-changing benefits, particularly in rural and developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of this digital divide, as connectivity has become a lifeline for education, healthcare, work, and staying connected with loved ones. Further threatening equity in education is a scarcity of suitable devices for students to use in distance learning.
The COVID-19 pandemic made the back-to-school season anything but routine for parents with school-aged children, and remote learning proved more of a challenge for some. Inequities in internet and technology access existed before the pandemic. But a Truist Cares grant to Community Education Alliance, who worked with Empowering Communities Corp, helped bridge the gap so students could thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
In a school year like no other, Invesco Cares chapters have stepped up with Operation Backpack to help students thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August, Invesco Cares chapters across North America have donated a collective $54,000 to 11 schools and nonprofits benefiting local students. Each market received $6,000 to donate to organizations of their choice to support basic technology and school supply needs for children in communities Invesco operates.
Funding to underwrite nonprofit tech costs during COVID-19 pandemic and expand digital transformation efforts to move small nonprofits to the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network provider of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, today announced that it has received a $2.5 million grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund, a gap-filling funding measure that helps grassroots nonprofits make critical technology investments while continuing to serve the most vulnerable communities through the coronavirus crisis and into the future.