Bridging the Digital Divide by Leveraging Collective Impact
Date & Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Deb Socia Molly Blankenship Evann Freeman Cherie Neal

What would it take to ensure every student in your community had access to high-speed internet? When the world went virtual, one community leveraged the collective infrastructure they'd spent years building to ensure all students qualifying for free and reduced lunch would be guaranteed free internet for a decade. And in a matter of months. What once seemed impossible was possible all along.

Learning Objectives:

  • How partnerships built and nurtures through collective impact can expedite the removal of inequities in the face of a crisis
  • How action in the face of a crisis can change the mental models of a community related to what is possible in the long term
Session Type
Concurrent Case Study Session
Mental Models and Narrative Change
Education and Youth