Connected Insights is proud to work with the following distinguished organizations:
National Digital Equity Center (NDEC)
National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) staff brings years of community, state, national and international stakeholder engagement to action-oriented broadband planning toward digital equity. Working closely with established entities that have laid the groundwork for broadband adoption, NDEC provides turnkey, hands on, action based assistance to communities and stakeholders.
National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) provides communities the expertise needed to mobilize broadband technologies through digital inclusion, literacy efforts, education, resource planning, funding research, infrastructure leveraging and stakeholder engagement.
The Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Cuyahoga County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2018 United States Census estimates, the population was 1,243,857, making it the second most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Cleveland.
Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center (ASC3)
The mission of ASC³ is to bridge the “Digital Divide” gap in our inner city communities by addressing the technology needs of mature and older adults with limited income via education, resources and training through technology literacy and access to technology.
The Kansas City Public Library
The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.
Computer Reach makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support. Computer Reach envisions a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all.
Community Tech Network (CTN)
Our mission is to unite organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. We believe that access to the Internet is a human right, and that those without the skills to use a computer are at risk of social and economic disadvantage. Public services and essential information are increasingly moving online, and many people are unable to access those resources. Many fine organizations are working to spread Internet connectivity to the underserved, but access to technology is only a partial solution. Connectivity needs to be coupled with digital skills training that is relevant and delivered in a way that won’t intimidate the adult learner.
In a world of limited resources, we believe connecting nonprofits, schools and community anchor institutions is a critical investment in our nation’s future. Working in partnership with them, we can improve broadband access and digital literacy for millions of Americans, especially underserved groups such as the elderly, low-income and disabled.
Our mission is tied closely to our roots: Mobile Beacon was founded by one of the largest Educational Broadband Service (EBS) providers in the United States. The mission of EBS, to power education through broadband, is the keystone of our organization. It is the basis for our pricing and programs, which seek to make broadband affordable, break down barriers to access, and bring equal educational and digital opportunity to all Americans.
We are DigitalC. A non-profit focused on making Greater Cleveland’s digital future more equitable. We work to empower the people of greater Cleveland to achieve success through technology, innovation and community.
The Lorain City School District
The Lorain City School District is a public school district serving the city of Lorain, Ohio, which is located 25 miles west of Cleveland. The district is the tenth largest urban school district in the State of Ohio.
The Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland is rich in history, culture, and tradition. Merrick House is an integral part of this diverse and resilient community, welcoming people to our neighborhood center and empowering them to get ahead and reach success through our on-site and outreach programs.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in greater Cleveland through neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing and integrated social services.
Our vision is the same vision that Sr Henrietta Gorris had when she founded our organization nearly 50 years ago: We empower residents to create an engaged, vibrant, diverse, healthy neighborhood; where residents choose to stay, invest, and help shape a "neighborhood of choice".
Passages, Inc. (Passages) is a valuable partner in fostering change and creative solutions to reach families paralyzed by generational poverty; helping to move those families towards self-sufficiency and brighter futures. Passages and our partners provide workforce development trainings, father and child retreats, family retreats, black and brown dialogues (dialogues between African American families and Hispanic families; custody and visitation referrals, legal assistance, child support direction, among a host of other important services.
Partners Bridging the Digital Divide
Partners Bridging the Digital Divide (PBDD) is an information sharing agency for digital inclusion.
PBDD’s mission is to support and encourage agencies which provide training, internet access, or computer resources to people who need digital access. PBDD works with partner agencies to create best practices, experience reports and other resources that enable digital inclusion organizations to learn from each other and better serve their communities. PBDD’s website provides both a repository for training material that otherwise wouldn’t be available publicly and links to free training. It also provides information for the digital inclusion community, such as upcoming conferences, policy initiatives, and resources for refurbishers.