Vermont Business Magazine Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) has announced a new partnership with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to expand its digital literacy education across Vermont. Technology for Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that provides various digital technology training programs to older adults, New Americans, and other local communities. In 2022, it has served over 500+ Vermonters with in-person and remote instruction.
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation partnership will allow T4T to continue bridging the digital equity gap and double its impact and programming over the next year.
The recent Covid 19 pandemic has only widened the gap and made the need for digital equity and the reduction of social isolation even more critical.
Vijay Desai, T4T Executive Director, and Ranga Chilakamarri, T4T Program Manager, shared this growing demand with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.
Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation recognized the need for this education and supported the effort with a grant award of $15,000, one of the largest for the Williston-based non-profit.
"Every day, I am out in the community teaching these critical skills, and it's no longer a luxury skill set; it's a literal lifesaver," Shelburne-based T4T Program Manager Emmy Hilliard. "We're helping people learn how to access medical records, make appointments online, and keep them connected to those they love by helping them navigate tools like Zoom. All while sharing with them how to protect themselves online; It's essential and deeply purposeful work.”
For more information on Technology for Tomorrow's work, please visit their website at www.tech4tomorrow.org.
11.28.2022. Williston. Technology for Tomorrow