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 2021 Grant Opportunity
This Fall 2021, the DLA has partnered with PHLConnectED to launch a grant cycle specifically geared to stand up digital literacy classes targeted to pre-K-12 caregivers. This opportunity aims to better support pre-K-12 student households by providing funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) and / or local education agencies (LEAs), schools, or school-based networks to offer a suite of gateway digital literacy courses to caregivers.
If you wish to apply for funding, please visit the PHL ConnectED website for more information.