EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit founded in 2012 that is focused on creating social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet. With more than 75 million people in the United States not connected to the internet, 70% of teachers assigning homework that requires access to the internet, and 90% of people using online tools and resources to apply for jobs, the means of advancement are digital.
By employing a digital platform that facilitates access to low-cost internet service, discounted devices, and digital literacy training, EveryoneOn is working to connect one million people in the U.S. by 2020. EveryoneOn’s offer locator tool allow users to search for low-cost internet service, discounted devices such as computers and tablets, and digital literacy training by entering a zip code and answering an eligibility question. People and organizations can visit www.everyoneon.org, text “connect” to 215-45, call (877) 947-4321, or download the EveryoneOn app to find low-cost internet service and devices in their community.
To scale our work and reach our goal of connecting one million people by 2020, we are crafting innovative ways to reach low-income people, including engaging with professionals and paraprofessionals who work with them. The Digital Equity Champion Movement is one example of several initiatives EveryoneOn is undertaking.
Digital Equity Champions are organizations, agencies, and other groups that work directly with low-income people and have committed to provide information about low-cost Internet service, devices, and digital literacy resources as part of their service offerings. Since launching this initiative in 2016, EveryoneOn has enrolled 35 organizations across the as Digital Equity Champions. These champions include community colleges, public housing authorities, and school districts.