Closing the Technology Gap Within Rural Households

by Legacy Institute for Financial Education
Closing the Technology Gap Within Rural Households

Project Report | Jul 7, 2021
LIFE Tech Now Has Digital Navigators!

By Joseph Ceasar | Executive Director

LIFE Tech Team and Volunteers
LIFE Tech Team and Volunteers

Our IT training program (LIFE Tech) has taken the road less traveled as we continue to create a positive impact in our community. We were recently approved as a Digital Navigator through a program offered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) within their Rural department. This has provided us with better processes and great networking opportunities with other organizations that are doing their best to solve the same problem throughout other areas in our country. 

We have given away more than 10 computers through this program already and provided two households with free WiFi for a year. We have directed several to free WiFi throughout our city and have made new partnerships that will impact how we operate for some time. We have also improved our efficiency by multiples as we have purchased a server that will allow us to install Windows operating systems within a Pxe boot environment. We can now install on up to five machines simultaneously which dramatically improves our efficiency. Through our LISC partnership, we now offer assessments through NorthStar to gauge how digitally literate our clients are and enroll them in free courses to strengthen their knowledge in their areas of weakness. 

We have also enrolled two interns who are recent high school graduates to help with our summer camp and to participate in a Microsoft Hack-for-Good Hackathon project. We will share more information on these two in our next report, but we're very happy to have them on board.

Finally, thank all of you for your generous contributions to this project. We are grateful for your belief in us and our ability to make an impact in our rural community!

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By Joseph Ceasar | CEO

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A Great Start!

By Joseph Ceasar | CEO

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Legacy Institute for Financial Education

Location: Lufkin, TX - USA
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Twitter: @LegacyForYouth
Project Leader:
Joseph Ceasar
Executive Director
Lufkin , TX United States
$2,481 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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