ASC3 works with partners in our community and across the U.S. to develop new approaches and new
resources to support digital literacy and access for all!
In 2015 we continued to play a leading role in Connect Your Community (CYC), the collaborative working to
develop sustainable models for community digital inclusion in Cleveland and Detroit. CYC is ASC3's partner in
our West side training center (the ASC3 Connect Your Community Center). ASC3 and CYC are also collaborators, along with MetroHealth's Center for Healthcare Research and Policy, in a groundbreaking pilot project to help more Medicaid and Medicare patients become meaningful users of MyChart, the online personal health record application used by most Cleveland hospitals.
Along with our other CYC partners like Tri-C, the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Seeds of Literacy,
ASC3 has participated in two big cable merger cases at the Federal Communications Commission to advocate
for investment in community broadband adoption programs. The Coalition for Broadband Equity, which CYC
organized for this FCC initiative, now includes digital inclusion leaders in other Time Warner communities
such as Milwaukee, Dayton, Akron, Lorain, Youngstown, Kansas City, and Winston-Salem.
Finally, ASC3 is also active in a new nationwide network of “digital inclusion practioners” called the National
Digital Inclusion Alliance, which includes local governments, libraries, and community nonprofits in 31 states.
NDIA has already enabled ASC3 to have a voice in the FCC's deliberations on “Lifeline modernization” (i.e.
using the Lifeline phone subsidy program to help support Internet access for low income households) as well as the White House Broadband Opportunity Council.
What’s Next? Ashbury in partnership with our local Coalition for Broadband Equity is considering a major
campaign project to engage Clevelanders in the benefits a of a public Wi-Fi system.
If you are interested in
helping in anyway please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your contact information. You can also find more
information at connectyourcommunity.org, www.digitalinclusionalliance.org, and the asc3.org websites.