Collaboration as a Path to Digital Equity

Collaboration as a Path to Digital Equity


Pat Millen

E2D - Eliminate the Digital Divide

Jennifer Roberts

City of Charlotte

Deb Socia

Next Century Cities

Valerie Truesdale

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Panelists will discuss how Charlotte NC, the Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, business, community, and the non-profit E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) partnered to address the “homework gap” for the city’s children. They will discuss how the project came into being, the ways the community was mobilized, and how the schools collaborated to focus on shared digital equity solutions. Participants will be provided with concrete action steps to help them forge similar results in their communities.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Format: Policy forum
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Basic Understanding