Learn about the county-wide effort to build equitable digital infrastructure throughout all of Marin.
Digital Inclusion: Devices. Connectivity. Digital Literacy.
By 2028, Marin’s educational ecosystem, from cradle to career, will provide all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance, access to the devices, connectivity and digital literacy skills they need to successfully engage in online learning.
In partnership with Digital Marin, the Initiative will focus on the following strategies:
Devices: Increase student access to digital devices specifically dedicated to supporting their learning needs
Connectivity: Remove barriers to student connectivity at home and at school.
Digital Literacy: Increase digital literacy training for students, parents and teachers.
Below is a list of Partners engaged in this Initiative:
- College of Marin
- County of Marin
- Marin County Free Libraries
- Novato Unified School District
- Marin County Office of Education
- San Rafael City Schools
- Shoreline Unified School District
- Parent Services Project
- Canal Alliance
Bridge to Connectivity: Hotspots Partnership
Click on the image to the right to view or download a Partnership report on efforts to bridge the digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED 100% OF OUR STUDENTS TO HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO SUCCEED!
Not every student in Marin County has access to a computer, strong enough Internet connection, or family digital literacy to fully participate in online education, and the COVID-19 situation has made this an imperative.
Key Data Highlights
9% of households do not have a high speed Internet connection (21% of African American households in Marin City and 54% of Hispanic/Latino households in the Canal District).
6% of Marin County Households do not even have a computer or portable device that a student could use to participate in online education (11% in Marin City and 20% in the Canal district).
Use the map to the left (hover over each geographical area) to learn more
Digital Divide Interactive Data
Related Resources & Blog Stories
Share these new FCC Broadband Discount Services With Your Community. $50 per month toward internet service and $100 to purchase a computer or tablet.
Join your partners, May 21, 2021 at 11:30AM for an exciting Digital Divide Event.