Community Information

A Brave Bridge over the Divide

At Incourage, we believe that information is as vital to a healthy community as clean air, safe streets, good schools and public health. That’s why Incourage has committed its resources to spanning the digital divide with a bridge that leads to information and opportunity.

Today, there is a “digital divide”—an inequality of access to information plus a need to increase residents’ computer and Internet skills.

More information is available today than ever before, especially online. However, not everyone has access. Did you know that over 90% of job applications today are available online only, and most new jobs require basic computer skills?

Many residents need tools, skills and access—the right opportunities to consume and produce information, the knowledge to discern best sources of valuable information, the ability to participate fully in local community, and now more than ever, to find work and improve their quality of life.

Bridging this digital divide is vital to our future. Take a look at some of the work we’ve achieved through our partnerships with local educational institutions, libraries, businesses, volunteers, and MIT’s Center for Civic Media and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation:

Read» Realization in Central Wisconsin: How Incourage Used Information to Build Hope and Speed Community Change, prepared by FSG and Network Impact for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, February 2013

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