Current events have driven our economy to be
much more reliant on digital connectivity…

BRIDGE THE DIVIDE

…and has illuminated the digital divide between
those that HAVE access to technology and
those that DON’T.

WORKING TOWARDS DIGITAL EQUITY IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the technology and resources necessary for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.

Beyond the Laptops is an initiative by Neighborhood Allies, in partnership with nonprofits, universities, government entities, foundations, and companies across the city of Pittsburgh, that connects residents with 3 pillars of digital equity:

        • Access to affordable, high-speed internet
        • Access to hardware and technology
        • Access to digital literacy education and empowerment

The Beyond the Laptops program is an essential resource for youth and families. Through this initiative, we have connected 30 youth and adults to laptop computers, affordable WIFI options and free technology help services. This program has created an equitable pathway for neighbors to access digital academic tools, employment responsibilities/opportunities and vital social service resources. 

Nadine Masagara-Taylor, Executive Director of The Corner

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

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BEYOND THE LAPTOPS UPDATES

E-Waste’s Role in the Digital Divide

E-Waste’s Role in the Digital Divide

Beyond the Laptops' computer refurbishment partner Computer Reach was a tremendous ally in our race to get devices into community hands. Their incredible team and a dedicated volunteer army worked nonstop for a month to launch a historic effort to refurbish 1200+...

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Hardware Relief to Frontline Community Organizations

Hardware Relief to Frontline Community Organizations

Communities are the final judges of equity-based programming. As the Beyond the Laptops campaign continues to its next stages, it is important to reflect on community needs and stakeholder feedback.  The original Beyond the Laptops campaign goal was to connect...

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Sectors Shift,  Demand Digital Skills

Sectors Shift, Demand Digital Skills

Digital skills have been increasingly in demand in the workplace, even prior to COVID-19. Beyond laptops and connectivity, one of our major goals is to advance workers’ digital skills so they can thrive in future-proof careers, earning liveable wages.  Skill...

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DIGITAL BRIDGE BUILDERS

Neighborhood Allies
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412.471.3727
info@neighborhoodallies.org

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Copyright © 2020, Neighborhood Allies. All Rights Reserved.

Neighborhood Allies
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412.471.3727
info@neighborhoodallies.org

In Collaboration With:

Copyright © 2020, Neighborhood Allies.
All Rights Reserved.