WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Community agencies are partnering to ensure that digital inclusion prevails in Portland. Join us as we hear from our Digital Inclusion Panel: A community conversation hosted by AT&T, the City of Portland and TAO about digital inclusion in our city, region, and state.
|Morgan Collins | VPGM | AT&T
Morgan Collins is the Vice President General Manager for
|Deena Pierott | Founder | iUrban Teen & Black Women in STEM 2.0
Deena Pierott is a Diversity and Inclusion Professional and Founder of the Nationally recognized STEM+Arts Program iUrban Teen which focuses on “non-traditional” STEM learners ages 13 to 18 and exposes them to the world of STEM careers. Our target demographic are male youth of color but inclusive to all.
|Adelle Pomeroy | Digital Inclusion Manager | Free Geek
Adelle grew up in the pacific NW and enjoys growing all manner of plants and reading sci-fi. She works for Free Geek managing four community programs: the Community Technology Education, offering 400 free, volunteer-run classes yearly on hardware, programming, privacy, and open source. The Plug into Portland Program which provides computers to youth and promotes volunteering. The Welcome to Computers Program which provides multi-week digital literacy training and a device to the participants who complete it and lastly, Hardware Grants, which provides refurbished technology to local nonprofits.
|Lindsey Davis | Employment Program Manager | New Avenues for Youth
Lindsey Davis is a program manager at the nonprofit New Avenues for Youth, overseeing the organization’s workforce-development program Promoting Avenues to Employment (PAVE), which provides job training and employment services for youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability. Among other things, her work addresses the barriers to employment sectors (including tech) and upward mobility faced by young people experiencing homelessness and focuses on the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate services tailored to their needs and readiness. With ten years’ experience in STEM public education and workforce development, she is a former Social Studies Department Head at The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and was a Teacher-Ranger for the National Park Service.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Individuals that are interested in bridging the digital divide and creating equity in the Tech sector.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
During this session, you will learn where the city is leading conversations and what non-profits are seeing in terms of direct impact within the community as we all work to bridge the digital divide.