Engaged Opportunity Grants

Digital Skills Training for Roosevelt Island Seniors

Creating a customized digital skills training program for residents of the Roosevelt Island senior center

Digital inequality and digital exclusion have become a major concern in today’s information age, and the elderly population is especially vulnerable. More than a third of Americans over the age of 65 do not use the Internet even though essential services, support and civic engagement is increasingly moving online. This project establishes a digital skills training partnership between Cornell Tech and the senior center on Roosevelt Island as an opportunity to create a community-engaged solution. The team works with center staff and members to develop, test and refine a curriculum that is customized for the specific needs of the members.

Grant category: Other

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Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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