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How Business Can Help Close the Digital Divide for Millions of Students

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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The 2021-2022 school year is the third affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and families continue to struggle with the fallout from digital inequity, as learners without devices or internet access at home fall increasingly behind on their schoolwork. Fortunately, as the digital divide has widened, so has attention to the issue and with it new solutions to ensure equal opportunity for all students. 

What is the digital divide?

Chef Aarón Sánchez: “Our Time Has Come”

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Award‑winning chef, author and philanthropist Aarón Sánchez was the guest star for T‑Mobile’s special Hispanic Heritage Month edition of its ongoing Talking with Trailblazers series, dishing about his cooking career, preserving his family legacy through food and planting seeds for the next generation of Latino chefs.

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Award‑winning chef, author and philanthropist Aarón Sánchez was the guest star for T‑Mobile’s special Hispanic Heritage Month edition of its ongoing Talking with Trailblazers series, dishing about his cooking career, preserving his family legacy through food and planting seeds for the next generation of Latino chefs.

A Big Step Across the Digital Divide: T-Mobile’s Project 10Million Connects 35,000 Oakland Students

In one of the most diverse school districts in the country, T‑Mobile partnered with school and city officials in Oakland to help close the Homework Gap.
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Friday, March 13, 2020: The President of the United States declares a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. That same afternoon, the superintendent of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in Oakland, Calif., declares that, starting the following Monday, OUSD’s 80 K-12 schools would cease in-person classes. The district’s 35,000 students would shift to distance learning through online classes and homework for at least the next month. And so began the most profound logistical challenge that Oakland school administrators had ever confronted.

T-Mobile Announces Four $15K Grand Prizes to Teens With World-Changing Ideas

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This week, teams of young changemakers from ages 13-18 gathered at T-Mobile's HQ in Bellevue, Wash. for the company’s third Changemaker Challenge Lab. The four top teams in the education, environment, technology and family challenge categories had the chance to pitch their world-changing ideas directly to T-Mobile senior leaders to win a total of $15,000 in seed funding to supercharge their projects. 

In an Un-carrier twist, all FOUR of them were named grand prize winners! 

Disability Awareness Starts With All of Us - and Benefits All of Us

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T‑Mobile’s new Senior Accessibility Partner has worked with a number of government institutions and even the White House itself to elevate the standards of access and inclusion. She speaks with us about both her impressive resume and the memories as a little girl that motivated her to work in social justice.

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T‑Mobile’s new Senior Accessibility Partner has worked with a number of government institutions and even the White House itself to elevate the standards of access and inclusion. She speaks with us about both her impressive resume and the memories as a little girl that motivated her to work in social justice.

Hispanic Heritage Month: “Food Is Our Love Language”

By Shawna Ryan, T-Mobile Stories
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A cookbook compiling recipes submitted by employees across T‑Mobile’s Consumer Group team serves up a helping of Hispanic heritage with 50 Latino‑inspired dishes.

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A cookbook compiling recipes submitted by employees across T‑Mobile’s Consumer Group team serves up a helping of Hispanic heritage with 50 Latino‑inspired dishes.

How T-Mobile Is Bridging the Digital Divide

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The way we see it, we can’t achieve our mission of being the best in the world at connecting people to their world unless we start at the beginning—by working to ensure that EVERYONE is connected and able to reap the benefits of a 5G economy and a digitally-connected world.

Equity in Action

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are rooted in our culture of belonging and have always been at the center of everything we do.
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DE&I isn’t a new concept for us, and following our merger with Sprint, we recognized an opportunity to evolve and expand our deep and long-standing commitment to our people, our customers, and the communities we serve.

YOU Get a Grant and YOU Get a Grant - T-Mobile to Bolster 25 Small Towns Nationwide

T‑Mobile has committed $25M to small town grants over the next five years, starting with these 25 deserving communities across the country
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BELLEVUE, Wash., September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - These small towns have big plans. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced the 25 small towns winning Hometown Grants to jumpstart vital community development projects to re-energize these towns and build upon what makes them unique. Hometown Grants are part of the Un-carrier’s massive commitment to bring 5G to rural America.

T-Mobile's Education Initiatives Have Connected 3 Million Students ... And We're Just Getting Started

Students are back in the classroom, but reliable mobile connectivity remains as critical as ever. T‑Mobile is committed to ensuring no learner is left behind.
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By Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile

Last school year was anything but normal for America’s 56 million K through 12 students. You hear the word “unprecedented” quite a lot, and it really was. A lot of young students are used to structure and routine, and rely on tools at school that they might not be able to get at home like reliable internet connectivity. For those kids, school shutdowns across the country have had impacts that experts are still trying to fully understand.

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