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Action Areas

The Tech Together Action Areas embody our #DCHOPE values by allowing every DC resident access to:

 

  • Health: increase tele-health digital literacy 

  • Opportunity: for residents looking for new careers or education paths in tech 

  • Prosperity: a skilled tech workforce which attracts economic development

  • Equity: by creating a more inclusive tech ecosystem 

Tech Together Action Areas

Increase Access to Internet Service

Increase Access to Internet-enabled Devices & IT Support

Demystify Technology through Awareness, Training & Access to Opportunities

Increase technology savviness within DC Government

Elements of the Action Areas

Action Area 1:


Increase Access to Internet Service

1. Increase Access to Internet Service
 

Make available free internet service for residents

Make available low-cost internet service for non-profits and small businesses.
 

2. Increase Small Business ISP Opportunities
 

Provide community targeted WiFi hubs using DC Net as middle mile integrator

Action Area 2:

Increase access to internet-enabled devices and IT Support

  1. Increase Access to Internet-enabled Devices & Software
     

    • Make available free devices and/or software to residents, non-profits or small businesses.

    • Make available low-cost devices and/or software to non-profits and small businesses.
       

  2. Increase Access to Tech Support
     

    • Provide free or low-cost IT support for residents, nonprofits and residents.

Action Area 3:

Demystify Technology through Awareness, Training & Access to Opportunities

  1. Access to Training & Education
     

    • Empowering the tech-enabled classroom.

    • Provide virtual tech skill programs for youth and adults

    • Provide opportunities to tech-enabled internships and apprenticeships
       

  2. Sustainable support of tech communities
     

    • Invest in community-based and virtual Innovation hubs offering tech training, networking, resources and other opportunities.

Action Area 4:

Increase Technology Savviness within DC Government

  1. Increasing Tech savviness of DC Government
     

    • Sponsor a DC Digital Services Corps fellow.

    • Provide training resources
       

  2. Improve government processes and systems
     

    • Partner with existing vendor or bid on OCTO BPR contract

By taking the pledge, you or your organization is joining a community of partners that believes in, and is committing to, creating opportunity for everyone by reducing the barriers of tech and internet access.

The Pledge is a shared set of goals, benefits and principals that signal a new way of working together. The Pledge sets out action areas, commitments, resources and ways partners can support Bridging the Digital Divide. 

 

Signing the pledge is voluntary and free to make.

How to Join 

Step 1. Fill out the Pledge Application

Step 2. Commit to the Elements of the Pledge

Step 3. Track Progress

Step 4. Become a TechTogether Leader

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Submit this Application to start making a difference today

Tech Together

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A joint initiative of SmarterDC and Connect.DC

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