The community engagement event will provide no-cost laptops to eligible North End residents and other digital resources while celebrating the Center for Digital Equity’s official launch.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Center for Digital Equity (CDE) at Queens University of Charlotte will celebrate its official launch during North End Digital Equity Day, happening on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Nest at Camp North End, located at 1774 Statesville Avenue. The family-friendly community event is in collaboration with the North End Community Coalition. Attendees will receive no-cost laptops, free digital resources, and assistance signing up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). There will also be food, fun, and other surprises.
During the event, the first 100 North End residents will receive a no-cost laptop (one per household); eligible neighborhoods include Greenville, Druid Hills, Lockwood, Graham Heights, Brightwalk, JT Williams, The Park at Oaklawn, and Genesis Park within the 28206 area code. In addition to the laptop giveaway, residents will have the opportunity to sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides high-speed internet to those who are currently unconnected. Attendees will also be able to learn about other free digital resources that are available to them. Digital Navigators will be on-site to answer questions and provide information. For complete eligibility requirements and to rsvp, visit https://bit.ly/NECCLaptop.
Formerly known as Digital Charlotte, the Center for Digital Equity at Queens University convenes a community council of residents and public and private sector partners organized across five workstreams:
- Policy, Advocacy, and Ecosystem Development
- Data, Research, and Program Measurement
- Device and Connectivity
- Digital Literacy and Skilling
- Digital Navigation and Technical Support
North End Digital Equity Day is the first in a series of community engagement events that the CDE has planned for county residents. This event is the first phase of CDE’s corridor innovation campaigns. Every event is designed to bring available resources directly to residents while also creating engagement opportunities for residents to co-create additional solutions–with the ultimate goal of making Mecklenburg county the most digitally equitable community in America.
For additional information about the Center for Digital Equity or upcoming community events, visit thecenterfordigitalequity.org. For media inquiries or interview requests, contact Jameka Whitten at 704.965.3297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Center for Digital Equity (CDE)
The Center for Digital Equity at Queens University of Charlotte is the backbone organization for a collective impact strategy bringing together residents, public and private sector partners to co-create solutions allowing every resident to thrive in our modern culture. Ultimately, the CDE’s goal is to make Mecklenburg County the most digitally equitable community in America.