We harness the power of tech companies and workers to build impactful collaborations, help those new to the region understand and connect to local issues, and shine a light on meaningful tech-for-good initiatives. The sea.citi board plays a pivotal role in guiding our direction, building strategic relationships, and being a conduit to the industry. Read more
Tech and Seattle schools take on digital equity
When Seattle Public Schools transitioned to remote learning in the spring due to COVID-19, we knew there would be challenges. Chief among those challenges is this: Many households across the district — disproportionately Black, immigrant and households of color — lack reliable internet access or a device for students to learn from home.
Disconnected in isolation: How the coronavirus pandemic shed light on the digital divide
When Daria Smith moved to South Seattle, she wasn’t planning to get the internet any time soon. It’s expensive, and she had other, more pressing bills to pay. But her priorities shifted after the Auburn School District sent her son and daughter, ages 14 and 13, home in the middle of March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New Tech Support Center Provides SPS Students With Technical Assistance For Online Learning Devices
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) students and families who need technical assistance with computers or other devices used in the continuity of learning outside of school during the Covid-19 crisis can now access a team of dedicated volunteers who will provide customized support over the phone.
Fund Assists Seattle DACA grantees As Coronavirus and Supreme Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Program
In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA, Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs recommends that DACA recipients renew their status
Do tech workers vote? New survey shows they do — and these are the top issues on their minds
Tech workers in progressive cities such as Seattle and San Francisco have a bad rap when it comes to civic engagement.
As a Seattle Google engineer with political ambitions once said, “The little f*****s don’t vote, to put it bluntly. They are not civically engaged. They take civic responsibility lightly, and because of that they are used as scapegoats.”