Mission: Ignite’s Tech 360 programs provide a safe space for learners to gain skills in digital literacy. We create a customized program to meet the needs of your local community. Mission: Ignite partners with Northstar Digital Literacy and Grow with Google to design curriculum that guides participants to be able to use a computer and the internet to:
Lockport Public Library - 23 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094 - If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library reference desk at (716) 433-5935 for course times/details.
First Shiloh Baptist Church - 15 Pine St, Buffalo, NY 14204- A program will arrive in the fall. If interested please contact email@example.com or call (716) 823-7248 x 587
Our program model is very partner based. We want to provide a service and a program package to come alongside the incredible work being done at libraries, nonprofits, and community centers across New York State. If you're interested in hosting a digital literacy program or would like to hear more, complete the form below:
Program participants that complete a pathway are eligible to receive a free computer for their home.
In a post-pandemic world, it’s important that everyone has access to the technology and skills needed to participate in the digital world.
We work with partner agencies to create a customized plan to work within your desired timeline and do our best to maximize your available finances. We want to clarify that we have various subsidies we could creatively apply to reduce this cost if the program meets funder goals. We offer significant subsidies to non-profit organizations and organizations based in the City of Buffalo. As another option, we could potentially co-author a grant to offset some or many of the expenses. We encourage all interested to reach out and begin discussing what can be done to bring this program to your community in a way that greatly benefits your organization.
According to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, lack of access to digital training is a barrier to adoption which leads to opportunity gaps. A lack of digital literacy shows up disproportionately in vulnerable communities. This lack of digital literacy then compounds the existing challenges faced by vulnerable communities.
Additionally, 50% of low-income families lack sufficient devices at home to access digital learning. Mission: Ignite address this by providing refurbished devices for free as part of its programs.