ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIES
Neighborhood Allies provides leadership to the Beyond the Laptops (BtL) campaign. As a solutions-oriented community developer, Neighborhood Allies makes and supports neighborhood-based investments that seed ideas, help transform vulnerable neighborhoods and identify scalable ways to create positive social impact. The digital divide in our region is the type of need that requires forward-thinking, innovative support that is synergistic with Neighborhood Allies’ mission and values.
Neighborhood Allies supports the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.
Acting as a convener and catalyzer, Neighborhood Allies:
supports and connects aligned activities and expands broader partnerships,
establishes shared measurements,
builds public will and social capital,
introduces best practices and serve as thought leaders on policy coordination, and
seeks, develops, and mobilizes capital for high-impact systems-level projects
ABOUT OUR DIGITAL INCLUSION INITIATIVE
In our role to actualize the above mission and vision in the space of digital equity, Neighborhood Allies intends to develop cross-sectorial collaborative interventions that address hardware, connectivity, and digital skills training. In addition to our work creating and coordinating Beyond the Laptops, we are on track to develop two brick-and-mortar digital literacy spaces anchored in Homewood and the Hill District (with satellite and pop-up sites in Hazelwood, Hilltop, and North Side). We also advocate for stackable digital skills certification programs at CCAC and the University of Pittsburgh, and connect folks in our most dis-advantaged neighborhoods to every opportunity necessary to participate in the digital future of work.