Harlem Children's Zone Joins 'One Million Connected Devices Now' Movement to Bridge Digital Divide

Sep 22, 2019

The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion (CTIP) is proud to announce that the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) has joined the 'One Million Connected Devices Now' movement. This collaborative effort aims to bridge the digital divide and ensure that underserved communities have access to the digital resources they need to thrive in today's connected world.

Bridging the Digital Divide for Underserved Communities

In this digital age, access to technology and the internet is crucial for individuals and communities to fully participate in education, employment, and civic activities. Unfortunately, many underserved communities lack the necessary resources to keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancements.

Recognizing the importance of bridging this digital divide, the Harlem Children's Zone has partnered with CTIP and other organizations to provide access to connected devices, internet connectivity, and digital literacy training to individuals and families in need.

The 'One Million Connected Devices Now' Movement

The 'One Million Connected Devices Now' movement is a nationwide initiative that aims to connect one million individuals from underserved communities with the digital tools and resources they need. By providing access to connected devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as internet connectivity, the movement seeks to empower individuals and reduce the disparities created by the digital divide.

Harlem Children's Zone's participation in this movement is a significant step towards creating a more equitable society and ensuring that no one is left behind in the digital age.

Initiatives and Efforts by Harlem Children's Zone

Harlem Children's Zone has been at the forefront of addressing the needs of underserved communities for years. Through its comprehensive approach to community development, HCZ has transformed the lives of thousands of children and families.

In the context of the 'One Million Connected Devices Now' movement, HCZ is committed to:

  • Providing connected devices to students and families
  • Offering internet connectivity solutions
  • Delivering digital literacy and skills training
  • Collaborating with other organizations to maximize impact

By focusing on these key areas, HCZ aims to empower individuals and enhance their access to opportunities and resources.

The Impact of Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the digital divide can have a transformative impact on individuals and communities. By ensuring access to technology and the internet, underserved communities can:

  • Access educational resources and opportunities
  • Improve employment prospects and access online job platforms
  • Engage in e-commerce and entrepreneurship
  • Participate fully in civic activities and democratic processes
  • Connect with friends, family, and support networks

By joining the 'One Million Connected Devices Now' movement, Harlem Children's Zone is actively contributing to these positive changes and unlocking the potential of individuals who have historically been left behind.

Join the Movement

If you are passionate about bridging the digital divide and believe in the power of technology to transform lives, join the 'One Million Connected Devices Now' movement. Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive future where everyone has access to the digital resources they need to thrive.

Contact CTIP or Harlem Children's Zone to learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference.