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Meet Myla Chapman, your Connect 313 District 4 Community Ambassador

Meet Myla Chapman, your Connect 313 District 4 Community Ambassador Myla’s neighborhood home base is at the Eastside Community Network (ECN), which has served Detroit’s eastside since 1984 and driven positive transformation among that community’s residents and businesses. Formerly the Warren Conner Development Coalition, the people at ECN have worked tirelessly to develop programs and
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A Message from Connect 313 Director Vittoria Katanski

A Message from Connect 313 Director Vittoria Katanski Connect 313 exists to ensure all Detroit residents have access to the digital skills, devices, and connectivity they need to engage with the digital world and the opportunity it brings. Our mission – to bridge the digital divide in our city – is a bold undertaking that
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David Luea: An integral contributor of a transformative initiative

David Luea: An integral contributor of a transformative initiative As Connect 313’s Digital Inclusion Initiative Project Manager, David Luea always stays busy. “From the Community Ambassador program to the Neighborhood Tech Hubs, I am responsible for organizing and contributing to the development of digital equity impact projects in Detroit for Connect 313,” David says. “My
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DDIW 2023 Panel Looks at Advancing Digital Literacy in Detroit to Promote Workforce Development

DDIW 2023 Panel Looks at Advancing Digital Literacy in Detroit to Promote Workforce Development Recognizing that a tech gap exists in Detroit’s talent pool, a panel of experts got to work October 2 at Wayne State University exploring how to advance digital literacy across the city to promote workforce development. Their conversation was part of
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DDIW23 Panel Focuses on Research, Policy and Digital Equity and Access

DDIW23 Panel Focuses on Research, Policy and Digital Equity, Positions the Internet as a Utility Required for Everyday Life A series of informative and interactive panel discussions at Wayne State University on October 2 marked the start of this year’s Detroit Digital Inclusion Week powered by Connect 313. The day’s first panel of local experts,
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Maria Montoya is Helping Connect Families to Essential Digital Devices

Maria Montoya is Helping Connect Families to Essential Digital Devices Maria Montoya serves as chair of Connect 313’s Devices and Connectivity Committee. She’s passionate about working with communities to ensure children and families have what they need to succeed. “I have never met a parent who doesn’t want the best for their child or their
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Meet Shadora Ford, your District Five Community Ambassador

Meet Shadora Ford, your District Five Community Ambassador High-energy Shadora is the founder and leader of Destined for Greatness, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and motivating at-risk girls and young women in Detroit to do things that once seemed impossible. DFG provides training in hygiene, self-esteem, education, and job readiness along with groceries, household supplies,
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Meet Debra Anderson, your District Seven Community Ambassador.

Meet Debra Anderson, your District Seven Community Ambassador. Debra serves on the board of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), which is a federation of some 130 black and non-black organizations working to build a stronger community through a variety of services including HIV and suicide prevention, substance abuse support and COVID-19 resources. Additionally, DABO is
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Connect 313 Grant Supports Digital Equity Work at Per Scholas

Connect 313 Grant Supports Digital Equity Work at Per Scholas “Per scholas” is a Latin phrase meaning “through the schools.” In Detroit, Per Scholas translates to a successful nonprofit delivering no-cost, hands-on tech training in the city and across Southeast Michigan.  Founded in New York in 1995, Per Scholas came to Detroit in 2019 with
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Meet Fadiah Yahya, your District Six Community Ambassador

Meet Fadiah Yahya, your District Six Community Ambassador Fadiah starts her day at the Bridging Communities organization, located at 6900 McGraw Avenue, across from Dingerman Park in Detroit. As the community ambassador to Detroit’s District Six, she’s dedicated to bringing everything internet to neighborhoods across the area. Read on to learn more about Fadiah. C313:
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Connect 313 Funds Early STEM Camps for Detroit Middle Schoolers

Connect 313 Funds Early STEM Camps for Detroit Middle Schoolers Just before the pandemic shut everything down in 2020, Cleary University’s Detroit Education Center launched a special STEM program for the area’s middle schoolers. The idea was to use LEGOs as literal building blocks to expose naturally curious fifth through eighth graders to the elements
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Closing the Digital Divide is Music to Alvin Lockett’s Ears

Closing the Digital Divide is Music to Alvin Lockett’s Ears “There is no place like Detroit,” says Alvin Lockett, who is better known as “Aj.” Aj is vice chair of the Devices and Connectivity Committee at Connect 313. He was born and raised in Detroit and has had a passion for technology for as long
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City of Detroit making it a mission to help residents impacted with lack of internet

Raising awareness for efforts to bridge Detroit’s digital divide

Digital Inclusion Week will highlight digital inclusion efforts & promote digital equity across the country

Digital Inclusion Week events aim to bridge digital divide for small businesses, residents

Rocket Mortgage Classic setting up 17 more technology hubs all over Detroit

Detroit to Put $10M Toward Open-Access Fiber Network

Connect 313 Fund Announces Addition of 17 New Tech Hubs in Detroit

Connect 313 Fund expands 'technology hubs' to Detroit neighborhoods

Poll: Detroit Residents Support the Need for High-speed Internet Service

Examining Detroit's pilot project to provide internet access to all

$10M fiber pilot project set for Detroit’s Hope Village neighborhood

Detroit launches plan for its own high-speed internet infrastructure

Nonprofits give family of 7 special Christmas after losing everything in June flooding

The golfer who pulls off this never-been-done-on-tour-before feat will raise thousands for a worthwhile Detroit initiative

Detroit digital inclusion fund Connect 313 focuses on date, community leadership

Jason Mamoa pushes digital access in Detroit video

Comcast to put 12 WiFi hot spot "lift zones" in Detroit by end of year

Connect 313 works to bridge the digital divide in Detroit

Rocket Mortgage Classic's Area 313 to become "The Most Charitable Three Holes in Golf"

Barry Sanders, Tom Izzo and Larry Fitzgerald part of Rocket Mortgate Classic's Area 313 Celebrity Scramble

Detroit starts monthly internet stipend and laptop subsidy for residents

Mayor, human-IT launch new effort to help close Detroit’s Digital Divide, reduce e-waste, create jobs

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Technology partnership aims to provide used computers to low-income Detroiters

WXYZ Editorial: Rocket Mortgage Classic ready to tee off for Detroit in 2021

Rocket Mortgage Classic bridging Detroit’s digital divide

Comcast chooses Detroit for digital literacy training for senior citizens

MIDAS joins Microsoft, city of Detroit to enhance digital inclusion

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Detroit Homecoming webcast to feature Ford Foundation, workforce issues and how to reduce the digital divide

Behind Detroit’s Homegrown Campaign to Close the Digital Divide

45,000 Detroit families get connected through Emergency Internet program; City encourages more to apply

Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler visit Detroit as Rocket Mortgage Classic announces extension through 2027

PGA Tour commissioner on RMC's impact on Detroit: The best is yet to come

Rocket Mortgage extends major PGA title sponsorship

Rocket Mortgage renews title sponsorship deal for PGA Tour’s Detroit event until 2027

The world is going virtual but many in Detroit are still left behind

One-Quarter of Detroit Residents Don’t Have Internet Access

Broadband. Telehealth. Sometimes Communities Have To Do It For Ourselves!

Rocket Community Fund starts Neighbor to Neighbor program to help bridge Cleveland’s digital divide

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