Digital connectedness is a necessity for full participation in nearly every aspect of life – from economic opportunity and educational achievement to good health and civic engagement.
Bridge Milwaukee is a workshop series promoting digital literacy and affordable broadband for underserved residents in Milwaukee. The program bridges a divide for low-income families by removing barriers to digital inclusion – affordable home broadband access, access to devices, digital skills training and technical support. Program participants emerge better able to access educational and economic opportunities.
Each workshop lasts two hours and can be customized to best suit the needs and skill level of program participants. Topics may range from basic computer skills - like word processing and keyboard familiarity – to resume building or navigating the internet and online safety for children. After training, participants receive a refurbished computer to take home, two hours of technical support and information about affordable broadband services to ensure they have the skills and devices necessary to engage long-term in our digital society.
Become a Nonprofit Partner. Ideally, nonprofit partners are able to provide the following -
Space: Accommodation for a minimum of 15 people with tables and chairs. Overhead projector preferred
Marketing: Willingness to recruit a minimum of 15 participants per workshop
Bridge Milwaukee in the News
Taking on the ‘digital divide’ one computer at a time | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Digital Bridge and Spectrum Unveil Plans for Tech Literacy Curriculum to Help Families in Need | Milwaukee Independent