digital equity

HBCUs and Tech Leaders are Joining Forces to Increase Tech Opportunities for Black Students

Words by Megan Amrich
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Black Americans make up 12 percent of the total U.S. population yet hold only 7 percent of tech industry jobs. The numbers in higher-level roles are even more staggering: Four percent of tech managers and less than 2 percent of C-suite tech executives are Black, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E16: Lina Klebanov, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Empowering Communities through Digital Access
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One of the biggest takeaways from the past year and a half has been that the “old normal” wasn’t working – like the digital divide.

Think Globally, Act Locally: This Mom's Fight for Digital Equity Is a Lesson for Us All

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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“I’m not supposed to be here,” says Tanesha Grant, founder of Parents Supporting Parents NYC, a nonprofit aiming to help New York City kids bridge the digital divide. “I was supposed to be that left-behind child, a foster child, but I’m here, lifting my voice and lending my experience with school as a Black woman in this country.”

Entergy Provides Laptops to Students in Need

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Entergy has donated more than 460 refurbished laptops this summer to school districts in our service territory so students have the technology they need when they return to school this fall. 

The donated Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are valued at approximately $250 each – a total value of nearly $117,000. The devices were divided among school districts in low-income areas:

Spotlight on Employee Volunteerism: BUILD.org

Angelo Becklehimer, Community Account Associate, Comcast Cable
Blog

Our company’s passion for increasing digital equity permeates everything do, and we take pride in connecting our nonprofit partners with employee volunteers who share a similar commitment to challenging systemic inequities.

HP Inc. Commits to Accelerate Digital Equity for 150 Million People by 2030

Announces release of annual Sustainable Impact Report, highlighting progress toward its goal of creating a more sustainable and just technology industry
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News Highlights: Digital Equity

  • Launches HP PATH (Partnership and Technology For Humanity) program to pave the way toward digital equity for underserved communities around the world – focusing on education, healthcare and economic opportunities
  • Develops an accelerator that seeks to support disenfranchised communities by activating innovative solutions and services for 150 million people by 2030

News Highlights: 2020 Sustainable Impact Report

  • Drives more than US$1 billion in sales where sustainability was a key factor1
  • Reports 4% reduction in overall carbon footprint; reduces product use GHG emissions intensity by 33%; increases recycled plastic across its portfolio to 11%; and decreases single use plastic packaging by 19%
  • Maintains 100% zero deforestation for HP paper and achieved 99% for paper-based product packaging
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News Highlights: Digital Equity

  • Launches HP PATH (Partnership and Technology For Humanity) program to pave the way toward digital equity for underserved communities around the world – focusing on education, healthcare and economic opportunities
  • Develops an accelerator that seeks to support disenfranchised communities by activating innovative solutions and services for 150 million people by 2030

News Highlights: 2020 Sustainable Impact Report

  • Drives more than US$1 billion in sales where sustainability was a key factor1
  • Reports 4% reduction in overall carbon footprint; reduces product use GHG emissions intensity by 33%; increases recycled plastic across its portfolio to 11%; and decreases single use plastic packaging by 19%
  • Maintains 100% zero deforestation for HP paper and achieved 99% for paper-based product packaging

Comcast Provides Update on Decade-long Commitment to Digital Equity; Announces Plans to Accelerate Efforts in 2021

Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, February 10, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Comcast today made several announcements that build on its longstanding commitment to advancing digital equity, closing the digital divide, and addressing both digital literacy and the homework gap.

The new and expanded efforts are designed to help connect as many Americans to the Internet as possible and create new opportunities for underrepresented communities through the education, resources, and skills training they need to succeed in today’s digital economy.

Common Impact Recruiting Partners for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support Midwest Nonprofits

Virtual Day of Skills-Based Service to be Held During National Volunteer Week
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Common Impact, the national organization that matches companies and nonprofits with proven models of impact for skills-based volunteering, has announced that it will hold a virtual Skills for Cities event on Wednesday, April 21st during National Volunteer Week. Skills for Cities unites corporate professionals with nonprofits for a cross-sector day of skills-based consulting to build their capacity to do good in their communities.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E27: Reflections on a Challenging, Clarifying, Transformative Year

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.

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