The Digital Literacy Alliance is a broad coalition of institutional stakeholders working to alleviate the digital divide in Philadelphia. The coalition develops strategy, manages an existing seed fund, raises additional funding and oversees funded programs with the assistance of relevant stakeholders and committee members.
The goals of the Digital Literacy Alliance are:
- To provide financial support to programs in Philadelphia that work to address issues of digital literacy and inclusion
- To serve as a convener of stakeholders and partners from diverse sectors who are invested and interested in closing the digital divide in Philadelphia
- To be a resource for best practices and innovations in digital literacy programming and policy-making
The Alliance defines digital literacy as, “the ability to access technology and the Internet and use those tools to find, evaluate, share and create content.”
New Fall 2022 Grant Opportunity
This Fall 2022, The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology (“OIT”) and the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia (the “Fund”) through the Digital Literacy Alliance seek an entity to coordinate a city-wide computer recycling, refurbishing and community tech support effort. The goal of this effort is to create a sustainable model for providing free and low-cost devices and city-wide technical support to residents in need to extend the lifespan of residents’ devices. You can find the RFP here.