There are already more than 250 public locations across the city that train residents to use a computer, provide free Internet access, and empower residents to improve their health, education, and economic potential through technology. Still, big gaps remain.
Chicago’s full civic and economic potential cannot be unleashed until every resident in every neighborhood has access to the Internet and has the skills to use it.
To expand the infrastructure of digital access & training resources across the city, Connect Chicago scales evidence-based programs in partnership with trusted institutions. Initial investments include expanding the Chicago Public Library’s CyberNavigator program citywide and integrating digital skills into LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers’ programming.