My project will focus on three items: digital literacy skills, important information about the Census 2020, and refurbished computer devices. It is important that our residents be digitally savvy, as many jobs and educational opportunities need those skills to be successful. Residents who go through our training program will receive those skills taught by our ConnectHome Fellow. The program will include a session on the census -- why residents need to be counted and how to fully participate. At the completion of our training, residents will receive a free, refurbished device (purchased with grant funding) to continue learning about the census, participating and being counted, and using their new skills for future opportunities. They will also be ready to go back to their own communities as ambassadors and prepare their neighbors and friends to be census ready.
Funded by San Antonio, TX (February 2020)