Digital Literacy Initiative (DigLit)
Digital Literacy is the ability to use technology to find, test, organize, create, and communicate information. This skill has proven to be critical to workplace success. The Digital Literacy Initiative (DigLit), launched in partnership with World Education, aims to provide Boston residents with the digital literacy skills they need to advance in the workforce.
DigLit supported the digital literacy programming of the Boston Adult Literacy Initiative (ALI), a cohort of 25 programs serving over 3,000 Boston residents. The cohort evaluated and addressed their digital literacy needs through:
one-on-one technical assistance, and
DigLit was made possible by funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). In 2023, the project was awarded an additional $1 million from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s Community Project Funding. This funding will be used to expand the project and support evaluation of the initiative.