City, county and state representatives are the key partners in securing local Southwestern PA funding for digital inclusion projects. Members of the coalition will communicate directly with our local leaders.
Western PA is fortunate to have multiple foundations and philanthropies with missions to serve digital inclusion programs. Members of the coalition will partner to seek grant funding from these foundations.
We believe that Pittsburgh’s future is built upon strong neighborhoods. We are a forward-thinking, solutions-oriented community developer that brings hope, fresh ideas, expertise, and resources to distressed and transitional neighborhoods.
We distribute technology and teach digital literacy skills to older adults to help them connect with loved ones, community activities, learning opportunities, and essential services.
Our core purpose and focus of our work is to remove any barriers to equity in our schools. It is our business to know the varied nuances of regional schools, and we are here to help you navigate your way to identifying schools that will work best for you and your child. We also provide a wide range of educational resources for teachers and students to eliminate basic barriers to success.
We make technology available to people most in need through distribution of computer devices, computer literacy programs, technical training, internet access adoption, remote and in-home support. A computer literate world benefits everyone.
We activate and advance the potential in every child by doing
whatever it takes to ensure they have great futures. Our programs and services are designed to maximize opportunities for young people to learn, build self-esteem and grow into responsible and caring citizens.
We provides safe and decent affordable housing for low-income residents. We offer two main housing programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Public Housing. Computer Education & Training Programs offer residents access to computer, printing, and internet services right in their own building.
Libraries support our community members’ learning and information needs by providing access to broadband and devices in our spaces and by offering digital skills classes, 1-1 appointments, and on-demand assistance in-person, and by phone, chat, and email.
We put tools in peoples' hands and get them jobs. We graduate men and women into livable wage jobs with leading employers. We help people rebuild their lives as they rebuild the region.
We collaborate with local agencies and organizations already working with underserved communities to cover the cost of our services.
Our goal is to get broadband Internet to those who need it, without burdening them with a monthly bill. This approach is popular around the world, but has rarely been done on a large scale in the United States!