Solving The Digital Divide - Internet-for-All

Winchester, VA

The Foundation’s Efforts Against COVID-19

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Disaster Response Strategy:

Augmenting Capacity of Our School Districts + Providing Critical Support to Our Non-Profit Partners that are Taking Care of Our Most Vulnerable Children

J2W Foundation continues to support shorter-term COVID-19 disaster response efforts within our service areas. We will transition our COVID-19 disaster response grantmaking efforts to our long-term disaster recovery strategy that will support partner organizations for years to come.

Program Summary

The goal of this program was to find a way to help solve the IT tech divide by ensuring equitable access to distance learning capabilities for all

  • Served on a 2020 summer Task Force exploring the possibilities of making Winchester an “Internet for All” community to help reduce the “homework divide” negatively impacting lower‑income students
  • Acted as the private partner in a public-private partnership with the City of Winchester, Winchester Public Schools, and Opportunity Scholars
  • Provided funding to help fully subsidize up to 500 low-income students in need of Comcast’s broadband Internet Essentials program for up the school year 2020-2021
  • The intent of the program was to effectively bring the number of Winchester public school students without access to broadband Internet down to ZERO
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Measures of Performance

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