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ConnectHomeUSA (formerly ConnectHome Nation) is a movement to bridge the digital divide for public housing residents in the United States under the leadership of national nonprofit EveryoneOn. By helping residents in participating communities to get connected at home and providing access to digital literacy and educational content, we aim to make public housing a platform for change. ConnectHomeUSA creates a platform for community leaders, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to join together and produce locally-tailored solutions for narrowing the digital divide. Through these stakeholders’ specific commitments to provide free or low-cost broadband access, devices, and digital literacy training, ConnectHomeUSA extends affordable access to low-income families, ensuring that high-speed internet follows our children from their classrooms back to their homes. Check out their 2017 Playbook here.

The American Library Association is proud to be a partner in realizing a shared vision to empower more people to thrive online through ConnectHome. As part of the initiative, local public libraries will provide tools and training so that residents can maximize broadband access to advance job skills, complete homework assignments, pursue online learning and certifications, and protect their privacy and security of personal information as they expand their online lives.

Pilot ConnectHome communities and associated libraries

Past pilot communities and affiliated public libraries are listed below, along with links to relevant library services ranging from computer class schedules to homework help to online research and job resources.

Albany, Georgia – Dougherty County Public Library

Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Baltimore, Maryland – Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Public Library

Bronx, New York – New York Public Library

Camden, New Jersey – Camden County Library System

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland Public Library

Denver, Colorado – Denver Public Library

Durham, North Carolina – Durham County Library

Fresno, California – Fresno County Public Library

Little Rock, Arkansas – Central Arkansas Library System

Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles Public Library

Kansas City, Missouri – The Kansas City Public Library

Macon, Georgia – Middle Georgia Regional Library

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis Public Library

Meriden, Connecticut – Meriden Public Library

Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville Public Library

Newark, New Jersey – Newark Public Library

New Orleans, Louisiana – New Orleans Public Library

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Free Library of Philadelphia

Rockford, Illinois – Rockford Public Library

San Antonio, Texas – San Antonio Public Library

Seattle, Washington – Seattle Public Library

Springfield, Massachusetts – Springfield City Library

Tampa, Florida – Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Washington, D.C. – District of Columbia Public Library

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