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Digital Inclusion Programs

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Raleigh Digital Connectors Raleigh Digital Ambassadors

The Digital Inclusion Unit provides community-based opportunities that use technology as a catalyst to foster creativity and improve the quality of life for citizens of Raleigh. Through diverse programs and initiatives, the unit has trained over 3,800 residents in Digital Literacy efforts, provided over 1,000 computers to underserved residents, and collectively completed over 10,000 hours of volunteer service so far.

Raleigh Digital Connectors

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Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh, that aims to cultivate the next generation of digital equity leaders by providing leadership training and education about digital inclusion to youth 9-12th grade. 

The Raleigh Digital Connectors Program is known for the immense impact that it has on both the city and students within our community here in Raleigh. This year, the program will have two cohorts to allow valuable lessons and skills to reach more students.

  • Spring Cohort: Jan. 18 - May 7


Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort will open Summer 2024. Complete the online interest form!  

Program Details

This leadership and service program focuses on Digital Inclusion efforts that help bridge the digital divide. 

Program Requirements Program Goals Program Benefits  Applicant Requirements
  • 5 Month Commitment 
  • 20 hours of Service  
  • Attend monthly & in-person meeting
  • Complete 1-2 service events per month
  • Develop an understanding of the digital divide, digital equity, and digital inclusion
  • Apply leadership within the context of digital inclusion
  • Stipend 
  • Leadership Development 
  • Enhances Deeper Understanding of the Digital Divide
  • Must be a 9-12 Student
  • Must live in the City of Raleigh


Raleigh Digital Ambassadors

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The Digital Ambassadors Program is a continuation of the Digital Connectors Program. The mission of the Raleigh Digital Ambassadors is to expand and increase digital inclusion services to the City of Raleigh Residents through service-learning and community engagement as a means to address the digital divide. Students who have completed the Digital Connectors Program have the ability to become a Digital Ambassador, growing their leadership skills. 

Program Details

Program Requirements Program Goals Program Benefits Applicant Requirements
  • 9 - month commitment 
  • 45 hours of Service  
  • Attend monthly in-person & virtual meetings
  • Complete 2-3 service events a month 
  • To engage in critical reflection through service learning 
  • To apply leadership skills in a community setting 
  • To build relationships with community members


  • Stipend 
  • Service Hours
  • Leadership Development 
  • Must be a 9-12th Grade Student
  • Must live in the City of Raleigh 
  • Must be an Alumni of the Digital Connectors 


 Digital Ambassadors have the opportunity to spearhead various service initiatives aimed at benefiting the residents of Raleigh. These projects encompass a wide range of activities tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community. From providing invaluable advice on device usage through events like Advice about your Device, to facilitating the distribution of mobile computers to low-income families, and even hosting engaging tech events like the Geek-a-thon, their efforts are dedicated to enhancing digital literacy and accessibility for all. 


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