Digital Charlotte connects groups promoting digital and media literacy, including volunteers, students, schools, libraries, city government, local industry, and local community service providers. A broad range of agencies and community leaders have partnered for everyoneon to provide digital and media literacy training and activities.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system offers instruction in literacy, computer skills and technology at its countywide labs. Classes are free and open to the public. You can search the library website for classes, events and lab locations, and find services at your nearest branch.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Goodwill Industries provides career development services and job training programs to the greater Charlotte area. Goodwill’s Occupational Skills Training programs are unique within the greater Charlotte area. In addition to receiving training for careers in targeted industry sectors and benefiting from basic digital literacy skills workshops focused on job training, students also receive counseling and career development services leading to personal and economic independence.
Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte
The James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte is devoted to raising the digital media literacy rate of the City. The School is partnering with community leaders and municipal agencies to unleash the power of technology to improve the lives of Charlotte residents, undertaking two focused digital and media literacy projects:
- Digital Charlotte, a web-based educational platform
- Skill-building community workshops that engage its students in digital and medialiteracy initiatives in the community.
- The School’s goal is to act as a national model for how universities can shape their local media ecosystems.
Project L.I.F.T. is a philanthropic initiative composed of leaders from Charlotte’s largest community and family foundations, with the stated goal of accelerating the improvement of academic outcomes for children in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools West Charlotte Corridor.
Urban League of Central Carolinas
The mission of the Urban League of Central Carolinas is to empower every community member to attain financial stability through education, training and placement. Many people in our community are underserved by the financial industry, some never having a bank account of their own. The Urban League Bank has an open-door policy for anyone aspiring to improve their financial situation.