Resources

Digital Equity Support for your residents and organizations.

Resources for the Digital Citizen

Check out these online resources for digital literacy and skills and information on how to get a device and getting internet service.
Connectivity & Devices
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Affordable Connectivity Program(ACP)

Affordable Connectivity Program(ACP)

Up to $30 / month discount for internet service. A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating internet provider (Formerly EBB).

For: Qualified Detroit households
Call: 313-241-7618
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Lifeline

Lifeline

Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service. Qualifying is the first step to getting your Lifeline Benefit.

For: Qualified households
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Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials

Stay connected with FREE high-speed Internet. Keep you and your family connected for work, remote learning and everything else you need to do online.

Cost: Free
For: Eligible Households
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AT&T Access

AT&T Access

Acess from AT&T provides low-cost internet service for eligible households. Free installation, No annual contract, and no deposti.

Cost: $10/mo
For: Eligible Households
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Fios Forward

Fios Forward

FREE home internet with ACP and Fios Forward.
Customers approved for the Affordable Connectivity Program can get free Fios Home Internet with Verizon's Fios Forward discount.

Cost: Free
For: Eligible Households
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Affordable Devices

Affordable Devices

Through human-I-T’s low-cost technology store, qualified low-income individuals can purchase desktops, laptops, and hotspots at a very low cost!

Cost: Ranges by Device
For: K12 Students, Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
Digital Literacy & Skilling
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Apple Developer Academy

Apple Developer Academy

At the Academy, you will learn to navigate the app economy: coding with Swift, UI/UX design, tech entrepreneurship, and project management. You will also have the opportunity to practice professional skills like collaboration, public speaking, or interviewing..

Registration currently Closed.
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Virtual IT Helpdesk Training Services

Virtual IT Helpdesk Training Services

virtual IT helpdesk training services, and Michigan Works covers the cost for eligible residents who are admitted. https://www.shiftup.tech/

Cost: $1495
Free for eligible residents of Michigan, via Michigan Works
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JEI Community Tech Workers

JEI Community Tech Workers

Jefferson East is providing technical support (websites, social media, POS, etc) to small business owners located in or near the lower east side of Detroit.

Community-tech-workers@jeffersoneast.org

(313) 887-1775

Cost: free
For small business owners located in or near the lower east side of detroit
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Adult Learning Lab

Adult Learning Lab

helps adults improve their reading, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified for employment. Instruction includes skills for exploring careers and finding employment. Except for a small registration fee, these services are free for eligible participants.

Cost: Free for eligible participants
For: Adult Learners
4214 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
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Focus: HOPE’s Information Technologies Center (ITC)

Focus: HOPE’s Information Technologies Center (ITC)

Hands-on learning experience to prepare students for successful careers in IT. The ITC is a Cisco Network Academy, a Microsoft IT Academy and a CompTIA Authorized Partner Program which assure that its programs align with industry standards

For: Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Amazon Web Services Educate

Amazon Web Services Educate

Content developed to skill up for cloud careers in growing fields, AWS Educate Job Board.

Cost: Free
For: K12 Students, Job Seekers
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Amazon Web Services Skill Builder

Amazon Web Services Skill Builder

Build credibility and confidence by validating cloud expertise through the largest cloud provider in the world. Take self Paced Digital Training courses.

Cost: Both Free and Paid Courses
For: Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Coding Bootcamps

Coding Bootcamps

Bootcamps & Workshops to advance your career as a web developer, software developer, QA analyst and beyond,.

Cost: Class fees available online
For: Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Cybersecurity Trainings

Cybersecurity Trainings

High tech career training in the Internet of Things, Network Engineering and Cybersecurity.

Cost: Class fees available online
For: Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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How to Use a Chromebook

How to Use a Chromebook

Instructional manual with large print on how to set-up a Samsung Chromebook laptop device.

Cost: Free
For: Seniors
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Distance Learning Corps

Distance Learning Corps

Health education and technology training to help older adults learn virtual platforms.

Cost: Free
For: Seniors
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Detroit at Work

Detroit at Work

Access workshops, job opportunities, career advisement and other services on our website and by phone. .

Cost: Free
For: Job Seekers
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Applied Digital Skills

Applied Digital Skills

Online video lessons to learn practical digital skills needed for jobs and personal development.

Cost: Free
For: 5-12 grade Students, Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Seniors
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Career Certificates

Career Certificates

Professional level training for in-demand jobs - no degree necessary.

Cost: $39 per Month
For: 9-12 grade Students, Adult Learners, Job Seekers
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Skilling Hub

Skilling Hub

Learning paths from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, Practice tech skills in the GitHub Learning Lab.

Cost: Free
For: K12 Students, Adults, Job Seekers, Seniors, Advanced Training
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TEALS Program

TEALS Program

Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a program that builds sustainable CS programs in high schools.

Cost: Free
For: 9-12 Grade Students
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Online Banking and Financial Services for the Community

Online Banking and Financial Services for the Community

CWFs equip clients with the tools, motivation, and know-how to make sound financial decisions.


K12 Students, Adults, Job Seekers, Seniors, Advanced Training
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SER Youthbuild Learning Academy

SER Youthbuild Learning Academy

An alternative high school for youth ages 16-21 years old tailored to the academic needs of each student and open to residents of any city. Its model combines classroom instruction by a certified teacher and enables students to learn a trade while in school.

For: Ages 16-24
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Basic Computer skills

Basic Computer skills

Provides adult education services, in partnership with the Ford Motor Fund, to community members at two Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) service locations. The FREC is a community center where people can learn new skills, obtain needed services, develop new talents and celebrate community.


For: Adults, Job Seekers,
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DSDT Programs

DSDT Programs

Provides post-secondary education in the fields of Film Production, Information Technology, Digital Media and Digital Graphics. We are an MI Works! approved training provider, veteran approved training facility

For: Adults, Job Seekers, Veterans, Advanced Training
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The Ready Program

The Ready Program

A 12-week training program. During the program, skilled instructors teach computer literacy, customer service, basics of entrepreneurship and community engagement.

Cost: Free
For: 11-12 Grade Students, Job Seekers
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Computer Lab

Computer Lab

Matrix Human Services has a computer lab which is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

13560 E McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48205

313-526-4000

K12 Students, Adults, Job Seekers, Seniors,
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Computer Lab

Computer Lab

The NOAH Project operates a computer lab 11am-2pm Monday-Thursday throughout the year . The computer lab has 6 computer stations at which clients can sign up for 1 hour slots. Sign ups for the computer lab and other services begin when at 8:30am.

Central United Methodist Church 23 E. Adams, Detroit MI, 48226.

Adults, Job Seekers, Seniors,
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Smash Academy

Smash Academy

SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a FREE, 3 year, intensive STEM-focused college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Each summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies in partnership with leading universities throughout the country. During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.

Cost: Free
For: Students 9th grade Advanced Training
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Innovation Huddle

Innovation Huddle

Designed to introduce youth to computer science and entrepreneurship through projects. .

Cost: Free
For: 11-12 Grade Students,
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More than Code

More than Code

A 20-week, 5 hour a week program that takes high school students through one semester of front-end web development using the culturally competent curriculum and includes intense entrepreneurship training created by JOURNi..

Cost: Free
For: Students, 9-12th grade
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Youth Tech Exploration/ More than Code

Youth Tech Exploration/ More than Code

Youth Tech Exploration is a fun, collaborative technology workshop designed to introduce youth ages 8-18 to web, game, and application development..

Cost: Free
For: Students, Ages 8-18
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Coding Bootcamp

Coding Bootcamp

An online education platform with career support to get students new jobs and life long careers. 100% remote .

Cost: varies by program
For: Adults, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Coding Bootcamp

Coding Bootcamp

An intensive in-person, (currently in live remote format due to COVID-19), and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce.

Cost: varies
For: Adults, Job Seekers
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Coding Bootcamp

Coding Bootcamp

An intensive in-person, (currently in live remote format due to COVID-19), and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce.

Cost: varies
For: Adults, Job Seekers
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Computer Training

Computer Training

The JVS Hermelin ORT Center offers Classroom Courses, Private Instruction,Online Classes,Technical Training and Technology Rental. Scholarships are available for some courses.

Cost: varies
For: Adults
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Self guided Coding Tutorials

Self guided Coding Tutorials

An online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, C#, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. .

Cost: Free and Paid options
For: Adults, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Online Courses

Online Courses

An online learning platform for those interested in tech-related subjects such as data analysis, software engineering, artificial intelligence and web development.

Cost: varies by program
For: Adults, Job Seekers, Advanced Training
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Summer Academy

Summer Academy

The College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science offer several summer programs designed for elementary, middle and high school students. These summer opportunities help students think about careers in engineering and computer science by teaching them skills that are necessary for those fields.

Cost: Paid(Scholarships available)
For: Students K-12
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Self guided Coding Tutorials

Self guided Coding Tutorials

An educational programming platform to help children learn coding skills, including game design, web design, animation and robotics. It includes courses in Minecraft Modding, Minecraft Game Design, Creative Coding, Python and CSS.

Cost: Paid varies by program
For: Students K-12
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Saturday Classes

Saturday Classes

EXPLORERS Pre-K through 3rd Grade classes PATHFINDERS 4th through 12th Grade classes.

Cost: varies
For: Students K-12
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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

RESIDENCY AND COMMUTER PROGRAMS DAPCEP summer camp students either live and learn on campus for two to four weeks in Summer Residency or commute Monday through Friday for camp at local schools. Look for more information about available camps in 2022!

Cost: varies
For: Adults, Job Seekers

Internet access

Internet access

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Devices

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Community Support

Community Support

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Digital Literacy Training

Digital Literacy Training

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