Partners in Bridging the Digital Divide
Nearly 4.5 Million US households with students still lack consistent access to a computer and the internet at the most vital point of their learning journey.
In a world where online and distance learning is commonplace over 17% of children ages 3-18 live in US households without a laptop or a desktop computer. This divide grows larger each day as more and more services go online leaving more families without access.
" By advocating for and supporting digital access for the underserved and underrepresented, we encourage and grow the next generation of learners, leaders, and problem solvers. With our partners in Bluum and NCDE, we have a program that not only provides affordable devices to low and moderate income learners, but also the crucial inclusive resources that create and provide access to opportunities for them to make a difference."
President & CEO, AVID Products
The National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) and FDIC are holding a webinar series in Fall 2022, culminating in a two-day National Summit on Financial, Economic and Digital inclusion during March 15-16, 2023 at FDIC Atlanta.
Partnerships committed to leveraging our respective strengths in providing and activating tools of empowerment and economic transformation to help close the digital divide, not just for children but for underserved and underrepresented families.
What is included in the NCDE Program
Unlimited free online access to full-text library resources
Fully refurbished Dell or HP Laptop with Microsoft Windows 11
Award-winning AVID AE-36 headset with boom microphone
Bank On resources including free checking accounts and financial literacy materials
Access to United Way's Help Desk for aid in essential health and human services
18-month parts and labor warranty for laptop and peripherals