WHO WE ARE. OUR MISSION.
Our Mission is to end the digital divide by equipping all economically disadvantaged students and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools with at-home access to computers, digital broadband, and the digital literacy training necessary to immediately stimulate academic and professional success; and to design and advocate any practices, assessments, or public policy that make this possible.
A special thanks to Lowes for helping to kickstart E-2-D!
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My colleague Vivian Nieves and I had just addressed the 20 Garinger High School Freshmen who had been selected to receive free laptops from the E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) Program, first in English and then in Spanish. Now it was Dr. Gwaltney’s turn. To be fair, if we were to have hit everyone’s native language, we would have needed to speak in at least a few more languages, as there was a girl from Burma, a girl from Vietnam, … read more
FACT: The average family in North Mecklenburg County that can afford home technology has more than 11 smart devices. FACT: The average family in North Mecklenburg County that cannot afford home technology has ZERO. There is simply no investment in this community that vaults kids into educational opportunity quicker than having a computer at home. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE THE MEANS TO HELP END THE DIGITAL DIVIDE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS !
On this day in history, August 23, 2013, E2D distributed its first 54 computers to 54 families in Davidson. The world will never be the same… Today is E2D’s First Impact Anniversary! You will recall that the previous October my daughter Franny came home from Bailey Middle School and asked two catalytic questions: “How is it fair that all of our homework presumes you have a computer at home – when we know that is not the case for so … read more