For decades, digital inequity has held back thousands of individuals and families across Massachusetts from accessing the critical tools and resources they need to help improve their lives. The digital divide continues to worsen racial, academic, economic, and health disparities - disproportionately impacting low-income communities, communities of color, and seniors. That's why TGH works with our network of community-based partners, instructors, and funders to directly provide people in need with digital devices, high-quality internet, and digital skills training.
But doing this work at scale also requires intentional investment and systemic policy change. That’s why TGH advocates with local, state, and federal agencies and elected leaders for transformational, people-centered policies and solutions that will help increase resources and ensure equitable access to digital tools and opportunities.
Below, you can find more information about our latest advocacy work:
Hear from Boston's Mayoral Candidates
Tech Goes Home asked all of Boston's mayoral candidates about their plans for advancing digital equity in the City. Take a look at their responses here!
Mayoral Conversation on Systemic Racism
At the recent Conversation on Systemic Racism with Boston’s Mayoral Candidates, Tech Goes Home's Director of Advocacy, Marvin L. Venay, posed a question about narrowing the digital divide.
Joint Committee on Ways and Means
At the recent Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight, Tech Goes Home's Director of Advocacy, Marvin L. Venay, testified on the importance of allocating funds for digital inclusion initiatives.