That’s why they are an essential part of Project UP, our 10-year, $1 billion pledge to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.

Although proven effective at helping to remove adoption barriers and advance trust, digital navigator programs often remain underfunded. Through Project UP, we’re intentionally investing directly in community-based initiatives and programs to broaden the scope of digital equity organizations in communities by training and deploying more digital navigators in cities and states across the country.