Announcing the February Connect Chicago Meetup: Business Skills Meet Digital Skills

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we’ll be exploring cases in blending business and entrepreneurial skill development with digital skills instruction. We’ll be highlighting programming from Greater Southwest Development Corporation as well as Alliance Labs. Event: Connect Chicago Meetup Date:…

January Connect Chicago DigiSeniors Community Call

It has been over 6 months since the release of DigiSeniors out of Microsoft Chicago. In that time, the program has achieved several milestones including 50+ trainers trained across Chicago as well as new partnerships with city agencies. In January, Connect…

Digital Inclusion Innovation in Chicago: Wi-Fi at Windsor Park

Windsor Park Lutheran Evangelical Church in Chicago’s South Shore is the home of a collaborative, community-based connectivity initiative. Along with Leave No Veteran Behind, Cambium Networks, and a neighboring local restaurant, the Church set up a Wi-Fi network —  something…

October Connect Chicago Meetup Recap: Refurbished Devices

The digital divide in Chicago is not just about Internet access and access to digital learning opportunities. It’s also about hardware. Not every Chicagoan or Chicago household has the tools it needs to succeed in the digital age, even if…

An Infographic on Computers & Internet Access in Chicago from 2013 – 2015

What is the state of at-home computer and broadband adoption in Chicago? We analyzed the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data so we can begin to understand the state of digital inclusion in Chicago: The information above points to some…