About Us

Our Staff

Zach Leverenz
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Vahaly
Chief Operating Officer

Cara Wilner
Program Coordinator

Claire Richard
Director of Strategy and Operations

Reba Watkins
Development Associate

Sheila Dugan
Communications Manager

Norma Fernandez
Technology Adoption Manager

The Problem

Technology has transformed business, education, employment, healthcare, and government, yet one-third of all Americans, disproportionately low-income and minority, remain excluded and increasingly isolated from our digital society. While the divide directly impacts the most marginalized, it also costs the nation billions of dollars each year in lost earnings and inefficiencies.

The Solution

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy accessible to all unconnected Americans. Technology and digital skills are essential to ensure future generations can compete in the global economy and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans – regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.

The Campaign

To drive awareness and relevance, EveryoneOn partnered with the Ad Council to design and launch a three year, multi-media, bi-lingual campaign on digital inclusion – the first of its kind. The goal of the campaign is to help motivate the millions of Americans who do not have the digital literacy skills they need to succeed become connected and take advantage of free digital literacy training in their communities.

Whether it’s finding a job, accessing e-commerce, electronic medical records or keeping in touch with distant family and friends, it is vital that we encourage every American to take advantage of the tools they need to improve their lives.

By calling 1-855-EVRY1ON, texting CONNECT to 30364, or visiting everyoneon.org, users have access to a zip code search tool to find free computer and internet training classes in their area. The website also includes information on computer basics, job searches, accessing government resources, and connecting with family and friends.

Our online resource toolkit offers partners and trainers access to campaign background information, PSAs and videos, support information, and a variety of other materials to help you engage your local community in this important initiative. Visit the EveryoneOn Online Toolkit.

Affordable Internet and Devices for the Unconnected

Through partnerships with leading Internet providers and device refurbishers- EveryoneOn is able to offer options of home Internet service for $10 or less a month and $150 computers for low-income individuals and families.

Connect2Compete (C2C) is EveryoneOn’s flagship program for K-12 students and provides affordable Internet and devices to students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program. C2C is offered in partnership with leading cable companies, including Cox, Bright House Networks, MediaCom, Suddenlink, Comcast’s Internet Essentials and others.

Special thanks to Daniel ONeil for providing the EveryoneOn.org domain name.

Our Financial Supporters

EveryoneOn receives significant support from these key philanthropic partners.

knight_logoKnight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. They believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

fund_carsog01Carlos Slim Foundation
Social responsibility is a fundamental part of Carlos Slim Helú business strategy and culture, which is focused on maximizing the positive impact of his companies to benefit the communities where they operate, and contributing to the fight against poverty with nutrition, education and employment through aid programs from various foundations and institutes.

wassermanWasserman Foundation
In 1952, Lew and Edie Wasserman created the Wasserman Foundation from funds garnered through Mr. Wasserman’s decades of leadership at MCA/Universal. The Wassermans served as benefactors for lasting cultural, educational, and health institutions including the Los Angeles Music Center, CalArts, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Foundation currently funds in the areas of education, arts & culture, health, service and global initiatives.