To support two programs, the technology track of a Nonprofit Boot Camp and a Social Media for Nonprofits workshop, to help Silicon Valley nonprofit leaders learn concrete technology tips and tools, and how to leverage technology-based media to advance their missions and programmatic goals.
To provide general operating support for BenitoLink.com, a new, hyperlocal website with mobile capability that responds to San Benito County residents’ need for a central, single place to find useful information and communicate with each other about their community.
To launch the Digital Leaders Intern Program to provide low-income high school youth living in Palo Alto affordable housing communities with digital technology education, access to digital tools and the opportunity to use them for exploring social issues.
To help low-income San Jose residents gain digital literacy and digital media literacy skills that enable them to more effectively participate together in civic affairs.
To support the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits in developing and coordinating the " HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley" program that provides digital skills building and application of technology for Silicon Valley's nonprofit sector.
To transform the current community engagement system for land use issues by developing technology resources that connect people with place-based information about their communities and by providing a platform for community members to identify local issues and collaborate to improve their neighborhoods.
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To support the organization's efforts to provide resources that address the challenges facing newcomers and their host communities
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To launch a "play it forward" favor-trading game that allows neighbors to engage offline by sharing goods and services with each other to strengthen social capital and trust
To support the Somos Mayfair "In Our Hands" program that creates a network of peer mentors who engage their neighbors in social and civic matters that affect their lives
To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia