Bridging the Digital Divide
Schools nationwide are reporting alarming disparities in access to the latest digital technologies between high- and low-income school districts as the digital divide continues to widen. To address this disparity, Penny Appeal USA is working with Title I schools to provide technological resources to schools, digital literacy education to students and parents, and to ensure each child has equal access to the tools they need to succeed in the Digital Age.
Facts & Figures
19 Million Americans live without internet access.*
Merriam Webster defines digital divide as “the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access and those who do not. In an era when broadband is essential to innovation, jobs, and global competitiveness, the lack of it can cause serious impediments to those who cannot access it.
*Federal Communications Commission
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E2D Re-Image Lab
Charlotte, North Carolina
Penny Appeal USA partnered with E2D to open a satellite computer lab to expand efforts to eliminate the digital divide for all Charlotte-Mecklenburg County students while also providing IT workforce development. The Re-Image Lab at West Charlotte High School trained and employed 12 students as computer technicians to refurbish and re-image decommissioned corporate laptop computers. In the first 3 months, the students successfully refurbished and re-imaged over 700 computers
A child’s education doesn’t only take place at school, but also in the home.
We understand that reality, so we’re providing digital literacy education to parents to empower them to provide the educational support for their children.