Like Solid Ground, Verizon is committed to supporting neighbors and building community – and since 2006, they’ve been a crucial supporter of our work through major program grants and event sponsorships totaling more than $206K to date!
We’re also on the same page in understanding that the digital divide (i.e., unequal access to technology and STEM education) perpetuates inequity in our communities – particularly for communities of color and domestic violence (DV) survivors. This is why we prioritize increasing our program participants’ access to updated devices and software, internet connectivity, and digital literacy classes.
In May 2019, a $10K Verizon Foundation pilot grant enabled Solid Ground to increase tech resources at our residential buildings. The pilot was such a success that in 2020, a $100K Verizon Digital Literacy grant will help us take our Technology Access & Digital Literacy Program efforts to the next level, bolstering the new computer lab on our Sand Point Housing (SPH) campus in Magnuson Park, updating devices at our Broadview residence for DV survivors, decreasing engagement barriers for our participant-led accountability groups, and strengthening our agency’s digital literacy curriculum.
With Verizon’s support, we plan to remove barriers to access, connectivity, and digital literacy so residents and participants from historically underserved communities can access new opportunities. Thank you, Verizon, for creating better access to tech resources to reduce the digital divide!
Want to build a partnership with us? Contact Corporate Giving Officer Phoenica Zhang at 206.694.6852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.