At EveryoneOn, we believe that being connected to the digital world is no longer a luxury and that we can create social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the Internet. Here are some ways that we have done this in 2016.
Shel-Neisha Bromell is your typical millennial. She’s constantly posting on Instagram and Facebook. She giggles while scanning through Snapchat stories on her cell phone.
But when it’s time to do anything substantive, she’s stuck. She doesn’t have a computer or internet access at home. She simply can’t afford it.
Google it. Apply here. Sign-in. E-mail me.
For 42 percent of Miami-Dade County residents, these familiar phrases are a dead end, especially when it comes to mandatory online homework assignments, higher-paying jobs, and e-commerce. The Internet has become as necessary as water and electricity, but more than 1 million people in Miami-Dade County alone, largely from low-income and minority communities, have no connection at home.
J’Tanya R. Adams’ only advanced education in computing is a class she took at a community college almost 25 years ago.
Expanding the information highway is about making dollars as well as sense. Low-income communities get an economic shot in the arm when they get access to the Internet, which paves the way for residents to go to school, shop and find work online.
MONTCLAIR, NJ - In response to the achievement gap in Montclair’s public schools, Montclair Kids First (MKF) announced Thursday that it is sponsoring financially disadvantaged Montclair families with free home Internet access for four years.