The Mass Broadband Institute is promoting the Lead for America American Connection Corp, which is the nation’s largest service fellowship advancing economic prosperity, with an explicit focus on bridging the digital divide. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is further encouraging stakeholders advancing age- and dementia friendly communities to consider applying to address digital equity among older adults.
The American Connection Corps program advances broadband development and digital inclusion while building civic leadership in local communities through a network fellows. ACC Fellows are paid AmeriCorps members who typically serve 35-40 hours per week, providing key capacity-building services for the host organization/site to advance broadband development and digital inclusion efforts.
MBI is hosting a set of webinars with the Lead for America team on Thursday March 9th and Tuesday March 14th (invitation and registration below) for organizations that might be interested in becoming a host site for these fellows. 501c3 Non Profits, Municipalities, Regional Planning Agencies, and State Agencies are all eligible host sites.