10/27/23 - Community Meeting
The first community meeting gave us the opportunity to share what we have been learning about K-12 students' tech needs via our pilot project in a Community Meeting. The event is virtual, open to all and begins at 1:00 PM (PST).
We presented the Mobile Hotspot Pilot Project, led by Bridging Tech's Hotspot Pilot Project Team: Tony Chun, Coby Chun , and Manuel Lopez. They will share initial data and findings from our student and adult surveys. There are so many 'Ahas!' to present to our donors and the broader community.
We have appreciated the tremendous partnerships that our pilot project has catalyzed, and key roles that Hamilton Families, Global Impact Initiative and Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence played in advancing Bridging Tech's innovation.
As of August 2023, working with the above partners, Bridging Tech enrolled 30 families in our hotspot pilot program and each has gained:
Digital Literacy Training
In this recorded meeting our pilot project team described why, when, and how we worked with Mobile Citizen, also a nonprofit partner, to provide K-12 students with hotspot connections to the internet for learning and, for their families to use.
We feel it is a privilege to share what we are learning with you! Please reach out for the event information by reaching out to contact at bridgingtech.org
1st Community Meeting - Shortened Recording (YouTube)
12/21/23 - Community Meeting
In this session you get to meet the new Executive Director. In this 'informal chat' she shares what brought her to Bridging Tech. With the participation of two volunteers, Manuel Lopez and Tony Chun, the ED highlighted the new projects planned for 2024, initiatives and directions to be supported by our Strategic Plan. A two year strategic plan was developed by the board of directors and founders in 2023. Wes discuss current tech and internet trends, social justice issues, and how you can help us in our efforts to bring added educational support for children and families.
2nd Community Meeting - Shortened Recording (YouTube)
2/29/24 - Community Meeting
Final outcomes of the Mobile Hotspot Pilot Project will be presented by Bridging Tech's Hotspot Pilot Project Team: Tony Chun, Coby Chun, and Manuel Lopez. All of our lessons and outcomes be presented (summative data for the 2023 Pilot Project) in this meeting. We're looking at how families use the tech devices that we donate and the impact that having mobile connections had on their ability to complete schoolwork, job searches, identifying community resources, participating in telehealth or other meetings with social services providers.
March 8, 2024- San Francisco Donor Thank You Event - please RSVP to contact at bridgingtech.org - by 3/1/24.
4/4/24- Fundraising Dinner: 'Future Bridges and Digital Dreams' - for sponsorship + VIP reservations, reach out to contact at bridgingtech.org - by 3/15/24.
4/27/24- New York Donor Thank You Event - please RSVP to email@example.com - by 4/14/24.
4/28/24- Brooklyn Half-Marathon Race - please register and fundraise for us - write to: contact at bridgingtech.org - by 3/15/24.