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Total Health Care Foundation awards $150,000 to benefit Connect 313

Total Health Care Foundation awards $150,000 to benefit Connect 313 On a crisp, clear afternoon at the Detroit Golf Club, the Total Health Care Foundation awarded the Rocket Giving Fund a $150,000 grant to benefit Connect 313, a collaborative organization that aims to close Detroit’s digital divide. The check presentation took place at the AREA
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Naimah Wade Helps Cultivate ‘The Genius Within’

Naimah Wade Helps Cultivate ‘The Genius Within’ Naimah Wade enjoys helping people cultivate the genius within themselves, which is why she joined the Connect 313 team. “What the most impactful people in my world did for me was reduce barriers or eliminate them all together,” Naimah says. “I am a part of this work to
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Gearing Up for Digital Inclusion Week with Nina Yu

Gearing Up for Digital Inclusion Week with Nina Yu Nina Yu knew she needed to be involved with Connect 313 after taking part in the inaugural Digital Inclusion Week last fall and seeing the direct impact it had on Detroiters.   “One of the reasons I love working with Connect 313 is because we’re working
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Exclusive poll finds Detroiters want affordable broadband access and support a public high-speed internet network

Exclusive poll finds Detroiters want affordable broadband access and support a public high-speed internet network A recent poll of Detroit residents supports the need for a strategic, city-led approach to bridging the digital divide. The survey of 600 Detroit adults, conducted in April and May 2022 by Washington, D.C.-based GQR, reveals 2 out of 3
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From DTE to Connect 313, How David Underwood Helps Detroiters

From DTE to Connect 313, How David Underwood Helps Detroiters “I worked in Detroit, I play in Detroit, I worship and go to church in Detroit,” says David Underwood, chair of Connect 313’s Devices and Connectivity committee. “I care a lot about the city, and I care a lot about its people, and I want
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Kaleena Louis’s Detroit Legacy

Kaleena Louis’s Detroit Legacy Kaleena Louis proudly calls herself a ‘legacy Detroiter.’ As Connect 313’s Policy, Advocacy, and Ecosystem vice chair, she supports the city where she was born and raised by connecting people to digital resources. “A big portion is connecting with the community where they are. You can’t assume that people know what’s
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Rescue Plan Funding: Eight states and localities committing Fiscal Recovery Funds to improve access to reliable, high-speed internet

Rescue Plan Funding: Eight states and localities committing Fiscal Recovery Funds to improve access to reliable, high-speed internet: In a Press Release issued by the Biden-⁠Harris Administration  announced over $25 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding to Help Ensure Every American Has Access to High Speed, Affordable Internet.  The City of Detroit is listed as an
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Shadora Ford Asks, “What is the Barrier?”

Shadora Ford Asks, “What is the Barrier?” Shadora Ford wants to help families not just survive but thrive. As Connect 313’s Special Projects and Shared Resources chair she provides education, training, and resources to connect the public with essential technology to help bridge the digital divide. In 2010, at just 19 years old, Shadora founded
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Connect 313’s Jamie Harris has 3 Main Goals

Connect 313’s Jamie Harris has 3 Main Goals Connect 313’s co-chair of Digital Literacy & Skilling, Jamie Harris, has spent more than a decade connecting the community to career opportunities, including many in the tech industry. Her three main goals are to train, empower, and employ. Jamie is the founder and CEO of DSDT a
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How Lashawna Manigault Works With Connect 313

How Lashawna Manigault Works With Connect 313 Lashawna Manigault knows firsthand how difficult it is to own a small business and how crucial internet access and connectivity can be. That’s why she’s supporting small business owners across Detroit as Connect 313’s chair of Policy, Advocacy & Ecosystem. “If COVID showed us nothing else, it’s that
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Meet Connect 313’s TeQuion Brookins

Meet Connect 313’s TeQuion Brookins TeQuion Brookins is passionate about setting people up for success. And that’s exactly what she does in her role as the 2022 chair of the Structure & Operations Committee for Connect 313. TeQuion helps develop processes and policies that clarify and streamline Connect 313’s work that aims to end Detroit’s
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Connect 313 Fuels Fiber Optic Initiative in HOPE Village

Connect 313 Fuels Fiber Optic Initiative in HOPE Village   Losing internet access for 45 days in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is something Jeff Jones will never forget. The longtime HOPE Village resident, a husband and father of school-aged children, recounted that harrowing ordeal during a series of community meetings held at Focus:HOPE to
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How's your internet?

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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