Webinar: COVID-19 and the Digital Divide 💻

It's been seven months since COVID-19 first shut down schools, offices, and other public spaces, disrupting many of our daily rhythms and introducing a digital way of life. With no end in sight, those without access are falling further behind. 

This Friday, October 23 at 11:00 am, tune into LA2050's “COVID-19 and the Digital Divide" webinar — a forum for social impact organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities of virtual programming and service delivery, as well as to learn about emerging solutions to the digital divide.

We'll be joined by five nonprofit leaders who will share their knowledge and experiences addressing the connectivity challenges of COVID-19:
  • Cynthia Strathmann, Executive Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
  • Allie Bussjaeger, Director of Impact and Sustainability at human-I-T
  • Dr. Guisela Juarez, Operations Director at Clínica Msr. Romero
  • Amy Iorio, Chief Executive Officer of 9 Dots
  • Allison Holmes, Senior Director of Operations and Strategy at the Annenberg Foundation
Register for the webinar now!
2020 My LA2050 Applicants
Today, we are releasing our report with highlights from the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge! 

Each year, the My LA2050 Grants Challenge sheds light on the issues Angelenos care about most and the strategies they're using to address them. And, despite the uncertainty of 2020, this year was no exception. Here are some of the social impact trends and bright spots that emerged from this year's 285 submissions:
📣  Holistic support for Angelenos: During the time of COVID-19, when many Angelenos were feeling isolated and craving connection, it is not surprising that the “social and emotional support” metric was this year's most popular target for improvement.

📣 Investing in education: This year, the LEARN category received the most submissions of our five goal categories. The 86 proposals in LEARN sought to improve high school graduation rates, increase the rate of college attendance, and prepare students for the workforce of the future.

📣  COVID-19 resilience and recovery: A significant number of submitters sought to respond to the needs that emerged because of the pandemic. Their projects aimed to help those impacted by job loss, address the inadequacies of our social safety nets, and improve health care delivery.
Check out all of the 2020 trends!
Manager, Race Counts, Advancement Project
Programs Coordinator, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles (SVPLA)
Multiple Positions Available, Partners In Diversity Inc
Assistant Nursery Sales Manager, Theodore Payne Foundation
Communications & Public Relations Manager, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Program Director - Annenberg Learner, The Annenberg Foundation
Account Director, Cause Communications
Story Lab Specialist, Young Storytellers
Program Evaluation Specialist, Young Storytellers
Case Manager, Door of Hope
Program Officer, Economic Mobility, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Manager, Educational Equity, Advancement Project
Employment Counselor, Homeboy Industries
Garden Instructor: After-School Program South Los Angeles, Community Healing Gardens
And more at:
Oct. 23, 11am | LA2050 Webinar: COVID-19 and the Digital Divide 💻

Oct. 20, 9am | The Future of Work: Making Sense of Gig Work and Freelancing Webinar
Oct. 20, 9:30am | Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference: Managing Risk - Balancing Aversion & Innovation
Oct. 20, 12pm | USC Price Talks: Behavioral Decision Research and Pandemic Disease
Oct. 20, 12pm | Behavioral Decision Research and Pandemic Disease
Oct. 20, 6:30pm | Autry Museum Guerrilla Archives and Storytelling: Preservation of Community and Personal Histories in a Hostile Time
Oct. 20, 7pm | UCLA Arts Alumni Respond to COVID-19
Oct. 21, 10am | Attention Focused Fundraising: A Modern Formula for Winning Donor Attention
Oct. 21, 1pm | Pledgeling AMA: How to maximize donations through virtual fundraisers
Oct. 21, 4pm | How is distance learning impacting students, schools, and families?
Oct. 21, 5pm | Art Talk: Harold Mendez & Jamillah James
Oct. 22, 3pm | Otis College Virtual Forum | Race & The Creative Economy
Oct. 23, 8:30am | USC Sol Price Center 2020 Social Innovation Summit Session Two
Oct. 23, 10am | Recuperative Care: Best Practices in Community & Hospital Partnerships
Oct. 23-25 | Las Fotos Project Presents The Foto Awards
Oct. 24, 10am | Pro Bono Financial Planning Day
Oct. 24, 4pm | Black Entrepreneurs Day
Oct. 26, 10:30am | A Conversation on a Generation of Change at the Weingart Foundation 
Oct. 26, 3pm | En Casa con LA Plaza: Día de los Muertos with Maite Gómez-Rejón, ArtBites
Oct. 26, 4pm | Electing a U.S. President: Then & Now
Oct. 29, 9am | The Color of COVID-19: Disparate Impact, Inequitable Response
Oct. 29, 11am | Los Angeles Public Library Resume Writing and Cover Letter Tips
Oct. 29, 12pm | Taking a Knee: Athletes and Social Justice Advocacy
Oct. 31, 10am | Volunteer to be a Personal Shopper for a Youth in Foster Care!
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