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Let us know how we can help you bridge the Digital Divide.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.  Let us know where you see a need or how technology or the internet is preventing you from accomplishing your goals,  so we can come up with a solution together.

Community Suggestion Update

Suggestion Submissions will reopen February 2023

The suggestion submission portal is currently closed as we elect and onboard new committee leadership for 2023. We will reopen the submission portal in February and the newly formed committees with begin to review new suggestions in March 2023.

What are we looking for in a suggestion?


  • Who will this impact?
    • By Locality(Detroit Residents, Metro Detroit Residents, City of Detroit District, A specific zipcode, or a location or site.)
    • By Demographics( Job Seekers, Students, Seniors, Residents with disabilities, Families with children)
  • How many people do you think this will impact?


Does this problem and or its potential solution fit into one or more  of Connect 313's  areas of focus?

  • Digital Literacy:  Tools, resources or training that support one's  ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information.
  • Digital Upskilling: Tools, resources or training that support digital skills that are beyond the basics that can help an individual advance in work, school or business/entrepreneurship.
  • Policy: An initiative or inquiry that will create, alter, or oppose government policies that deal with digital equity and access at the local, state or national level.
  • Advocacy: An organized effort to increase awareness and support around issues that affect the digital rights and needs of Detroiters.
  • Ecosystem: Related to the research  or collection of resources and information that contribute to Connect 313's network of stakeholders that support the successful implementation of other Connect 313 pillar initiatives and  create value for all Detroiters. 
  • Devices: Involves the collection, distribution or repair of a computing device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.  
  • Connectivity: Concerning or dealing with the way people connect to the Internet, such as dialup, broadband, mobile or public hotspots.
  • Connect 313: Improvements to the Connect 313 Structure or Operations.


  • Is there a solution to this problem that already exists that we can direct people to?
  • Does the proposed solution to the problem have any evidence that supports that it can be run successfully or has been run successfully somewhere else?
  • Are the costs or resources requested for this potential solution reasonable for the proposed impact?

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