1. Bridging the ‘digital divide,’ Urban League of Springfield opens Digital Learning Lab in time for Census 2020

    Bridging the ‘digital divide,’ Urban League of Springfield opens Digital Learning Lab in time for Census 2020

    Applying for a job or for school, doing homework or making sure you’re counted in the upcoming census is difficult, if not impossible, with no internet access. And in low-income neighborhoods, only 40% of residents have reliable internet access. “The black and brown communities, low-income communities, have historically not been able to enjoy the internet and all the opportunities it provides,” said Henry M. Thomas III, president and CEO of the Urban League of Springfield.

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    1. The black and brown communities, low-income communities, have historically not been able to enjoy the internet and all the opportunities it provides.
    2. It's not an investment in the Urban League.
    3. We can't lose another seat in Congress.
    4. I cannot overemphasize the importance of the census.
    5. We want to get the voices of the youth out there into the community.
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