City of New York SBA

NYC Connected Foundations

New York City’s transfer school students—students between the ages of 16-21 who have disengaged from high school and are not on track to graduate—face a significantly greater risk of poverty, crime, unemployment, and other challenges in life. As part of an effort to help these students develop skills necessary for graduation and a successful transition to college or a career, the City of New York’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) proposes an aggressive outreach program to serve students and their families at 43 transfer high schools through computer training, refurbished computer equipment, and Internet access subsidies. Students would receive computers and broadband access in the home after completing a 57-hour broadband training course, along with a 3-hour program for family members.

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