(Em)powerment Popups are a new initiative created through a partnership between the CARDboard Project and Dallas Innovation Alliance. Both Dallas based nonprofits focus on bridging the digital divide through the ‘three legs of the stool’ – access, affordability and training – to make a more connected community through outreach to areas that have unreliable access to the internet and need support to access critical services including vaccine registration, federal benefits for internet service, and more. Communities can connect to public wifi, access to services at partner events including job fairs and readiness, laptops to use, among others. Popups can also provide staff that can help communities understand and register for federal benefits like the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.
Some of our previous pop-up events include:
- Dallas Police Department: Bridge the Gap Community Meeting
- State Fair of Texas & Greater Dallas Workforce Solutions Virtual Job Fair
- Girl Scouts of America Southern Dallas