Helping Bridge the Digital Divide in Wisconsin

Paul Weirtz, President of AT&T Wisconsin
December 13, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability

Helping Bridge the Digital Divide in Wisconsin

Millions of students across the U.S. are affected by the digital divide and do not have reliable internet or a computer at home to complete their homework, including many students in need in Wisconsin.

At AT&T, we’re laser-focused on expanding our efforts to help bridge the digital divide. In Wisconsin, we’re working with nonprofit organizations across the state to keep this work going.

The AT&T Foundation has granted $120,000 to 8 nonprofits throughout Wisconsin to help local youth with limited internet access.

We are proud to support the work of the below organizations that are working to bridge digital divide gaps for those in need.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County

In Madison, a $20,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation is supporting the Club’s afterschool programs, which help address the digital divide by offering digital literacy resources and academic programs for youth in need.

  • Read more – ABC Madison: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County receives $20,000 grant to address digital divide

United Hmong American Association‎‎ 

In Appleton, a $10,000 grant to the United Hmong American Association is supporting their Academic Support Achievement program. The program provides computer and digital literacy resources and academic programs for Hmong youth without a computer or internet access at home.

  • Read more – NBC Green Bay: Donation to Hmong students helps bridge digital divide

Greater Milwaukee Urban League ‎‎‎ 

In Milwaukee, $25,000 from the AT&T Foundation is supporting the Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s efforts to provide digital skills training and technology access for African American students in Milwaukee. Through the GMUL Technology Center, students receive access to devices, high-speed internet, computer software programs, and digital training workshops.

  • Read more – CBS Milwaukee: AT&T grants aim to bridge digital divide among Milwaukee communities

Hmong American Friendship Association ‎‎‎ 

The AT&T Foundation has also provided a $25,000 grant to the Hmong American Friendship Association in Milwaukee to help expand their youth academic program for Hmong youth without a device or internet at home. Hmong students receive academic support, digital literacy training and tutoring in HAFA’s computer lab.

  • Read more – FOX Milwaukee: AT&T Foundation gives $50K; bridges the digital divide for minority youth

Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County ‎‎‎ 

In Manitowoc, $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club is helping bridge the digital divide and the homework gap. The grant is supporting the Club’s new Project Learn program that provides computer and digital literacy resources for students in need.

  • Read more – CBS Green Bay: Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County receives digital technology grant

Rawhide Youth Services ‎‎‎ 

In New London, $10,000 to Rawhide Youth Services is supporting online learning and job training for at-risk youth. The grant is supporting the Starr Academy, an online learning program, and the Work Experience program that prepares youth for successful employment.

  • Read more – FOX Green Bay: Rawhide receives $10,000 grant to enhance technology for students

CollegeReady ‎‎‎ 

In Green Bay, a $10,000 grant to CollegeReady is helping underserved youth and families bridge the digital divide. CollegeReady is using the grant to support a series of digital literacy workshops to help students and families in the NEW Scholars college readiness program gain digital and technology skills.

  • Read more – FOX Green Bay: CollegeReady using $10,000 grant to bridge the digital divide

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse ‎‎‎  

In La Crosse, a $10,000 grant is helping the Boys & Girls Club create a new Academic Center to provide homework help, tutoring, computer access, and digital skills training for youth in need. The Club provides students with access to devices, high-speed internet and computer programs to help youth build academic skills and complete homework.

AT&T is proud to support Wisconsin nonprofits working to bridge the digital divide.

To learn more about how we are meeting customers where they are to help bridge the digital divide, read about our recent Bridge to Possibility: Closing the digital divide, together campaign.