Developing a Digital Inclusion Strategy for Charlotte

Participants at Best Minds Conference 2015In early 2015 Digital Charlotte and the Knight School of Communication at Queens began work with numerous partners — including the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Central Piedmont Community College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and dozens of other community, media, business, and educational organizations — to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for bridging the digital divide in the city. The vision for this plan is for every Charlotte resident to have the opportunity to be fully engaged in 21st century opportunities, and to have access to and use of digital and communications technology.

Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan

Developing a digital inclusion strategic plan provides an opportunity for Charlotte to collaborate on setting goals, inventorying existing digital resources, identifying gaps in services and developing a road map toward achieving digital inclusion. This effort will require a long-term commitment with multiple sectors working together including local government, community organizations, businesses, education and learning institutions, the faith community, foundations, healthcare and individuals.

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Meeting Materials

Strategic Plan Update Meeting Notes  – September 29, 2015

Strategic Plan Update Meeting Notes – July 9, 2015

Strategic Plan Update Meeting Notes – May 14, 2015