Check out the results of the 2014 Community Technology Survey and attend a community meeting to help bridge the digital divide
City leaders and staff will be hosting community meetings with residents, businesses, community groups, and many other stakeholders to share the survey results and recommendations about how to overcome the digital divide in Minneapolis. Technology is a tool for education, employment, community and civic engagement, and personal advancement. Residents need to have access to computers and Internet within their homes, be digitally literate (not only in using the tools but understanding how to safely take advantage of the wealth of information online), and use the tools toward improving quality of life – for each of us as individuals, and within our families and our communities. Technology will continue to change - we need to be educated and adapt.
To request a presentation and discussion about digital equity in Minneapolis and the Community Technology Survey results, contact the City’s IT Department at 612-673-2026. It's important for all Minneapolis residents to embrace the digital society being built, so everyone can participate fully, and have equal access to information and opportunities.
More ways to get involved
Learn, share, encourage, and contribute
- Sponsor the Digital Equity Program - Work with IT to customize a program that addresses the needs in your community or that integrates with the existing work of your organization.
- Learn something new, take a class, bring a friend; use online employment, educational and community resources to meet your goals
- Join the TLC Phillips Tech Hub or the Northside Digital Innovation Alliance
- Share what you know and what you learn to help others meet their employment, educational and community goals.
- To volunteer, contact Adja.Gildersleve@minneapolismn.gov 612-673-2492
- Share information in your community about low cost computers and Internet options
- Stay safe online - Protect yourself and educate others
- Sign up for emergency text and email services from the City and other public service providers
- Get Involved flyer
- Donate to the Minneapolis Digital Inclusion Fund for Minneapolis residents in need
- Donate used or new technology equipment to community groups that provide equipment to low-income households and community organizations: PCs for People Minnesota Computers for Schools Free Geek University of Minnesota-UROC/B-Tech
Contact: Elise.Ebhardt@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2026
Last updated Nov 6, 2014