Jan. 9, 2018
The project is simple in concept: Give students a way, as easy as borrowing a library book, to have not just a computer but portable Internet access to do their homework.
J’Tanya Adams led a panel discussion this morning to discuss how CMS and nonprofits have teamed up to turn a simple concept into reality. And if it’s not news that such work is difficult, perhaps this is news: Children are benefitting, and the collaborators are sticking at their task, knowing that success is critical if all students are to have access to equal opportunity.
On Wednesday, Adams sent in a note that included this:
“I want to ensure that all your followers are clear that yesterday’s presentation (deck) wasn’t CMS focused yet was on the age inclusive works of national nonprofit EveryoneOn in Charlotte-Mecklenburg as it strives to connect, equip and collaborate with schools, organizations and departments that serve those that are disproportionately offline (seniors, veterans, the underemployed, disabled, low income and students pre-K through continuing education). CMS and E2D were the best examples of our many partners that I could fit into the segment. EveryoneOn has connected 500,000 in the U.S. since 2012. I misspoke when I said 50,000 yesterday.”
The video from this morning’s presentation has been split to place two YouTube videos where they fell in the presentation.
The slides on display during the presentation are below the videos, courtesy of Adams.