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Meeting Needs During COVID-19: Successes in Promise Zones - Virtual Engagements and Responding to the Digital Divide - March 30, 2021

Good afternoon Community Liaisons,

This is a friendly reminder regarding next week’s webinar that HUD is co-hosting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD) and the National Coalition of Promise Zones. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT.

This webinar is titled “Virtual Engagements and Responding to the Digital Divide” and is the last in the series. The webinar will feature three urban and rural Promise Zones and their efforts to respond and help their communities overcome the digital divide of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been exacerbated by the closures of schools and many work-from-home requirements by employers.

Michele Perez, Assistant Deputy Secretary for HUD’s Office of Field Policy and Management and Shawn Arner, Chief of Staff for USDA’s Rural Utilities Service will provide opening remarks on this webinar.

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Webinar #3: Virtual Engagements and Responding to the Digital Divide

Featured panelists and brief highlight:

  • San Diego Promise Zone (CA): Connected community members and partners to resources through virtual meetings and information distribution, worked with the City of San Diego and local philanthropy to plan for the immediate and long-term economic recovery, and began shifting priorities of working groups to meet the challenges of right now and the near future
  • North Hartford Promise Zone (CT): Adapted to provide access to programs and services during COVID
  • Kentucky Highlands Promise Zone (KY): Supported the deployment of a statewide middle mile, encouraged local government to create Fiber Boards, and has increased the awareness of the benefits of education, jobs, telehealth, and aging in place
Register for the Webinar

View all webinars in the Meeting Community Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Successes in the Promise Zones Webinar Series.

You must register for each webinar separately. Once you receive your registration confirmation, please use the email’s confirmation ID and conference line to access the webinar.

Please note, attendees must sign into the registration link and ID and call in to hear the audio.

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