EveryoneOn, a national digital inclusion organization, was created to help correct connectivity injustice across the US. Collaborating across sectors, EveryoneOn helps unlock social and economic opportunity by connecting people in under-resourced communities to affordable internet and devices, and delivering digital literacy training.
“EveryoneOn knows firsthand the inequality the digital divide perpetuates and how it negatively impacts people’s lives,” said Norma Fernandez, EveryoneOn CEO. “COVID both exacerbated and shined a light on a persistent and unnecessary condition. Our response during the pandemic was to accelerate what we were already doing – amp up our fundraising efforts, reach out to stakeholders for support, create new cross-sector partnerships to reach more communities and expand our team.”
The pandemic demonstrated a need for online educational resources for young learners of all ages. While these resources exist, finding ones that are best-in-class and free is not always easy.
EveryoneOn’s core Digital Learning Center solves that problem. Serving as a hub for thousands of educational resources, the Digital Learning Center connects parents and K-12 learners with resources ranging from academic courses to study guides, to college planning materials.
“People need three tools to get online: reliable high-speed internet, a device, and the skills to do everything from using a computer and setting up an email account to looking for employment and accessing healthcare,” said Diana Rodriguez, Vice President of Programs and Strategy. “Participants consistently report that the knowledge they gain in just a few weeks changes their lives.”
Free and accessible online platforms like the Digital Learning Center ensure that all young people have a chance to harness the power of the internet for their educational success.