KC Library & SHLB Coalition Publish New Study on the Digital Divide in Kansas City

Kansas City has been a national leader in promoting digital inclusion ever since it became the first Google Fiber city in 2011. Kansas City created the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion, and KC Digital Drive has hosted several events highlighting the city's high-tech growth. Yet the impact of these activities on residential broadband adoption, especially among low-income families, was not clear.

August 6: Joining the Digital Workforce in Kansas City

The Digital Workforce Development Initiative (DWDI) is coming to town, bringing the promise of upskilling, freelance education, and accessibility to Kansas City!

Created by founding partners Fiverr, Samaschool, and Udemy, this DWDI kick-off event will introduce you to the tools you need to build a successful freelance career, and help you with the building blocks necessary to turn your talent and knowledge into income.

The Tech Access hotline will open for live calls to celebrate National Digital Inclusion Week, May 7-11.

Members of the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion will answer your calls between 10 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, May 7-11, 2018. They will help callers find out about low cost home internet options available in the area, where to get low cost refurbished computers and where to find the closest or most convenient computer classes and training sessions.

Community STEaM Day & Book Launch

aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. Chapter on Saturday, Oct. 7 will sponsor Community STEaM Day and Book Signing to continue efforts to inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), through community-based project learning and innovative programs. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at aSTEAM Village located on the St. Monica’s Parish Campus, 1600 the Paseo Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public.