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Public Community Council Meeting (October 5 – Virtual)

October 5, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re invited to our public monthly Community Council meetings! At the Center for Digital Equity (CDE), we value the input of all Mecklenburg County residents, whether you just want to listen to the conversation or whether you’d like to become a resident or organization partner of the CDE. Each Community Council meeting is held the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Most meetings are virtual (see Zoom invite link below).


What is the Community Council? 

The community council is a resident, public, private collaboration focused on producing recommendations on how Mecklenburg County can become the most digitally equitable community in America. Any resident in Mecklenburg County or public and private sector partner who operates within the county is welcome to join the council. The community council is governed by a co-created charter and led by workstream co-chairs who are elected by partners of the CDE.


Interested in becoming a member of the Community Council? Complete this interest form: https://share.hsforms.com/1JkmrAPzZRiC9oTPhbyI9RA3qimx


CDE Mission Statement

To make Mecklenburg County the most digital equitable community in America.


CDE Vision

The Center for Digital Equity is the backbone organization for a collective impact strategy bringing together residents, public, and private sector partners to co-create solutions allowing every resident the opportunity to thrive in our modern culture.


What are the CDE’s workstreams? 

The CDE is organized across five workstreams that tackle specific key performances indicators (KPIs) related to our mission and generally correlate with our no-cost community services,  which are as follows:

  1. Support signing up for affordable home internet
  2. Support finding a no or low-cost device
  3. Support connecting with and enrolling in digital skilling programs
  4. Basic technical support

Workstream meetings are hosted monthly, and you’re welcome to join a different one each month to learn about their unique initiatives. You can find all the public workstream meetings on our events calendar.  Our five workstreams are:

  • Data, Research, and Program Measurement
  • Device and Connectivity
  • Digital Literacy and Skilling
  • Digital Navigation and Technical Support
  • Policy, Advocacy, and Ecosystem Development


CDE History

The Center for Digital Equity (CDE) is an evolution of two key community initiatives; Digital Charlotte and the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance and is housed at Queens University of Charlotte.

The CDE is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


October 5, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm