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Our effort builds upon momentum currently underway from the work of 80+ organizations supporting digital inclusion in San Antonio and Greater Bexar County, ranging from device refurbishment to adoption support. 

Existing Resources:  New / Refurbished Devices

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We provide iPads in the classrooms

Rise Recovery

​As part of our Boeing-SAMSAT STEM Club, we equip up to 120 high-needs middle school students/year with laptops – SAMSAT

​We provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other necessary technology to support veterans recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries – Soldier's Angels

​We provide free smartphones and services for current/former foster youth – THRU Project

​We bought 10 iPads and have offered them to community members  Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

 
 

Existing Resources:  Broadband Infrastructure

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We provide free public Wi-Fi at our properties

City Education Partners

​We have fund raised and built a private wireless network that extends a school districts existing Internet connection into the neighborhoods and households directly surrounding for school sites in Edgewood ISD – City Education Partners

1. We provide loaner laptops to students

​2. We provide loaner hot spots to students

​3. We have open computer labs

​4. We provide free Wi-Fi in all buildings at all sites

– Alamo Colleges District

Existing Resources:  Free Internet Access

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We offer free internet access at our offices and teach basic digital arts – San Anto Cultural Arts

​We offer free Wi-Fi at all Transit Centers and ALL of our buses and VIA trans vehicles – VIA Metropolitan Transit

​We have a small center with a small number of laptops available for public use – VIA Metropolitan Transit

Providing hotspots, but even then those don't work in the rural community – TRIO Upward Bound- Palo Alto College

​Clients have access to internet service and access to computers to fill applications, etc.

 Centro Cultural Aztlan, Inc.

 
 

Existing Resources:  Affordable / financial assistance for devices or internet connectivity

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We can provide emergency assistance to enable people to obtain or retain their broadband access – Family Service Association of San Antonio

​Students are eligible to purchase technology devices and hot spots at reduced rates – Alamo Colleges District

​We help distribute devices and hot spots when we have funding to do so. We help pay for internet for folx who need it. We are in the Media Alliance national Network of organizations, working on several issues, including digital inclusion. – Martinez Street Women's Center

Existing Resources:  Technical Support or One-on-One Assistance

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We provide resources and serve as an extended resource that executes functional responsibilities to aid small businesses in performing tasks necessary to be more sustainable and/or productive MICRO:SA

​Our program allows students with disability to participate without loss of information. The speech to text allows the student to search, complete and participate – Project SEARCH

​Students use personal cell phones on worksites to find products and for VIA transit bus stop times – Adult Years Program

​Our staff will provide technical assistance to navigate the digital options we use in delivering our services – Habitat for Humanity of SA

 

Existing Resources:  Basic Digital Skills Training

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We are partners with UTHSC to provide tele-peer support services across three regions in Texas  Rise Recovery

​Our main digital literacy focus is basic digital skills training through our sponsored program, Microsoft-SAMSAT Digital Academy, including training both older high school students and adults – SAMSAT

​We teach computer basics and offer hands-on training on usage – San Antonio Clubhouse

​We utilize a multitude of platforms for engagement. Students and families are not only exposed to them but are trained on them and by the time they finish their leadership experience are able to navigate and master these platforms – National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio

 

Existing Resources:  Advanced Digital Skills Training

Organizations supporting this type of work:

Examples of how organizations have supported this initiative:

​We teach coding, computer science, digital literacy, cybersecurity, digital Safety, STEM education, parent/guardian resources and support – Youth Code Jam

​Through our Broadway Bank-sponsored Computer Literacy for the Workplace program, we deliver selected computer literacy training classes SAMSAT

 

Our plan seeks to support these efforts, fill gaps where they exist and improve communication and collaboration across all sectors.

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