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Webinars on Connecting States’ Digital, Economic and Financial Inclusion Initiatives

The National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) and FDIC held a webinar series in the fall 2022 and winter 2023 on why and how state leaders in different dimensions of inclusion need to work together to develop and carry out their State’s plans for digital equity in support of economic opportunity.

Please find below the links to the webinar recordings and slide shows.

Please note that the webinars were intended to lay the foundation for a National Summit for State Systemic Inclusion Planning Leaders on April 27-28, 2023 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information, please visit the summit webpage.

Biweekly Webinar Series

  1. Thursday, October 6th 1:00-2:00PM ET

Challenges of Systemic Inclusion: Why Inclusion Advocates Need to Work Together
Under the Infrastructure Bill’s Digital Equity Act, States will receive $1.25 billion over five years, starting in October, to develop and carry out plans that, with your participation, can foster “systemic inclusion” and impact intergenerational poverty.

Presenters:

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #1 RECORDING
Recording password: aWteqNE2

SLIDESHOW FOR WEBINAR #1

  1. Monday October 17th 10:00-11:00AM ET

Assembling Strategic Inclusion Allies – Enhancing Resources and Measuring Impact
Join us in this second of six interactive webinars as inclusion leaders highlight resources that leaders in other inclusion dimensions can leverage to foster a more coordinated, systemic approach to alleviating intergenerational poverty for low-to-moderate income families and communities.

Presenters:

  • Angela Thi Bennett, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Dr. Robert McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bank On New Hampshire/National Collaborative for Digital Equity
  • Amy Passow, Senior Manager, CDW
  • Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Director, Digital Equity Research Center, and Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
  • David Rothstein, Senior Principal, Cities for Financial Empowerment
  • Lauren Smith, Apprenticeship Training Program Specialist, the Care Economy, US Department of Labor
  • Jill Wheeler, Senior Financial Program Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Dr. Fallon Wilson, Vice President, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #2 RECORDING
Recording password: eM4T8YpT

SLIDESHOW FOR WEBINAR #2

  1. Wednesday November 2nd 1:00-2:00PM ET

Be Kind and Refurbish – Laptops Bundled with Financial and Economic Inclusion Resources
Join us in this third of six interactive webinars as inclusion leaders explore why and how to create sustainable, Statewide ecosystems for harvesting recent used computers, financing their refurbishment, bundling with desktop pointers to exemplary inclusion resources, and donation to low-to-moderate income learners for economic, educational and financial inclusion impacts.

Presenters:

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #3 RECORDING
Recording password: DtgP7Q+p

LINK TO REFURBISHED LAPTOP BUNDLE WITH SYSTEMIC INCLUSION RESOURCES

SLIDESHOW FOR WEBINAR #3

  1. Wednesday November 16th 4:00-5:00PM ET

Finding Free Broadband and Low-Cost Devices
Join us in this fourth of six interactive webinars as inclusion leaders orient participants to programs and strategies for affordable broadband investment, device access, and key roles to support program integration as well as implementation to effectively assist low-to-moderate income learners.

Presenters:

  • Keyla, Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Division Chief, Federal Communications Commission  Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Carol Miller, Director, Broadband Initiatives, National Collaborative for Digital Equity
  • Dr. Robert McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bank On New Hampshire/National Collaborative for Digital Equity
  • John Windhausen, Executive Director, Schools Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition
  • Pierrette Renee Dagg, Director, Technology Impact Research, MERIT Network
  • Gary Obermeyer, Director, Learning Community Development, National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #4 RECORDING
Recording password: ve%2LKpY

VIEW WEBINAR #4 SLIDESHOW

  1. Monday November 28th 1:00-2:00PM

Encouraging Youth Leadership Development: The Future of Digital and Financial inclusion
Join us in this fifth of six interactive webinars as inclusion leaders explore scalable approaches to mobilizing diverse low-to-moderate income youths in afterschool programs to solve digital divide barriers to economic and educational opportunity, while developing their essential digital and media literacy skills.

Presenters:

  • Dan Gilbert, Senior Program Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Tori Hamilton, Program Manager, Bank On Connecticut
  • Ken Sheldon, State President, New Hampshire, Bank of America
  • Carol Robidoux, Publisher, ManchesterInkLink
  • Kristin Nevious, Director, Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, Franklin Pierce University
  • Gary Obermeyer, Director, Learning Community Development, National Collaborative for Digital Equity
  • Dr. Robert McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bank On New Hampshire/National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #5 RECORDING
Recording password: ^rB*FXy2

VIEW WEBINAR #5 SLIDESHOW

  1. Thursday, December 15th 1:00-2:00PM ET

Uncovering Rural Systemic Inclusion Strategies – Outside the Urban Lines
Join us in this last of six interactive webinars as we draw insights from one predominantly rural state, where financial, economic, educational, and digital inclusion leaders have begun to explore intensively how best to better understand and address the challenges they face in engaging and serving rural communities.

Presenters:

Moderator: Terry Lee, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

VIEW WEBINAR #6 RECORDING
Recording password: fC!1eT27

VIEW WEBINAR #6 SLIDESHOW

  1. Friday, January 20th 1:00-2:00PM ET

Mobilizing the Nation’s DEI Leaders for Inclusion Impact
In this webinar, we will explore why and how the nation’s local, state and national DEI leaders across key inclusion dimensions (financial, digital, educational, economic, health, etc.) and sectors (federal, state, nonprofit and private) can and should engage with their State’s digital equity planning leaders to help design, implement, formatively assess their State’s plan for tapping $1 billion over four years in USDOC funding for digital equity in support of economic inclusion. Above all, our panelists agree, DEI leaders can and should hold their State accountable for producing significant impacts on intergenerational poverty.

This webinar will mark formal launch of NCDE’s National ABIDE (Accessibility, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity) Leaders Network to assist both DEI leaders to become involved in their State’s plans and funding requests, as well as State digital equity planning leaders to learn about and connect with their state’s DEI leaders.

Presenters:

  • Angela Thi Bennett (invited), program officer, digital equity, USDOC NTIA
  • Manny Lamarre, senior policy advisor, workforce development and economic mobility, USDOL
  • Dr. Trevor Lane, community & economic development, Washington State University
  • Dr. Bob McLaughlin, executive director, NCDE
  • Dr. Robbie Melton, acting interim VP for academic affairs, Tennessee State University and director, HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative
  • Leslie Saucedo, director, office of equal rights, FEMA
  • Edward Ubiera, regional VP, corporate responsibility & public engagement, JPMorgan Chase
  • Dr. Janice Underwood (invited), director, office of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, OPM

Moderator: Jenelle Leonard, director, leadership development for inclusion, NCDE

VIEW WEBINAR #7 RECORDING
Recording password: *cb4n$HU

VIEW WEBINAR #7 SLIDESHOW

The recorded webinar series will culminate in a two-day National Summit for State Digital, Financial and Economic Inclusion Leaders during April 27-28, 2023 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (full details soon!), enabling States to share their most promising approaches to integrating their otherwise siloed inclusion efforts, to maximize voice, agency, impact, and accountability for the underrepresented.

Context  

In Fall 2022, States will receive one-year awards to develop statewide plans to remove digital divide barriers to economic opportunity, based on which States will receive $1 billion in four-year grants to implement these plans, starting in October 2023.

State digital equity plans for economic opportunity can enhance their state’s Bank On coalition(s)’ capacity to offer free/low-cost checking, financial literacy, income tax prep and other supports to lower-income individuals and families, along with affordable access to broadband, computers, digital literacy skill development and tech support. Bank On coalitions stand ready to serve as invaluable allies to State leaders who are required to foster digital equity not simply for its own sake but in conjunction with economic inclusion impacts. Equally, state leaders in apprenticeship and related workforce development initiatives can amplify the impacts of digital equity investments.

At the same time, State and local Bank On coalitions and other financial and economic inclusion advocates would benefit greatly from learning how State digital equity plans to remove digital divide barriers can enhance access to online and hybrid banking, training for careers in banking, income tax preparation, asset-building mentoring, and financial literacy resources.

Both Bank On coalition, workforce development and State digital equity planning leaders and those they serve will benefit from leveraging and complementing their otherwise siloed efforts to ensure that the underrepresented have considerable voice and agency in needs-sensing, priority setting, formative evaluation, and continuous improvement in efforts to foster evidence of gains in their financial, economic, and digital inclusion.