Anytime Access for All
One barrier to student achievement in Nashville is the digital divide. An estimated 44% of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) students (2012 TESS Survey) lack access to computers or connectivity at home. The achievement gap is defined by socio-economic boundaries, as is the digital divide, so, by creating equitable access to digital resources, we can positively impact the achievement gap.
Anytime Access for All is a collective impact public-private partnership that strives to ensure all MNPS families have:
- a computing device that can be used both in and out of school,
- low-cost internet access at home,
- quality digital literacy training (both in-person classes and on-going self-directed content) and tools to enhance learning and engage families, and
- sustained support to allow them to take full advantage of these digital tools.
Anytime Access for All Summary
Nashville Digital Inclusion Fund
Metro and partners launched a $400,000 fund to bridge the digital divide in September 2015. The Digital Inclusion Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will provide free or low-cost Internet access, computers, devices, training and support to Nashville citizens who don’t have them now.
Contribute to the Digital Inclusion Fund
Press Release - Mayor Announces Establishment of Digital Inclusion Fund
Digital Inclusion Fund Summary
ConnectHome is a collaboration between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) of Nashville, in partnership with The White House and Department of Housing & Urban Development.
ConnectHome Nashville will bring together local stakeholders to leverage existing digital resources and identify new resources for Public Housing residents living in Nashville-Davidson County.
Watch the ConnectHome planning meeting held Nov. 12, 2015
ConnectHome Local Projects Plan