Miami Connected is a highly anticipated effort to bring free broadband internet connectivity, digital literacy, and career opportunities in technology to more than 100,000 students and their families in Miami-Dade County.
Led by The Miami Foundation and Achieve Miami, this public-private partnership represents a unified effort to make Miami-Dade the most technologically inclusive county in the nation. Currently, more than one in five Miami-Dade County residents are disconnected from the internet, and Miami is the second least-connected large city in the United States.
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Current Supporters & Partners
Miami Connected is made possible through a variety of public and private partners. We have immense gratitude for philanthropist and Citadel CEO Ken Griffin and his $5 million leadership gift through a challenge grant fund. In addition, Miami Connected is made possible through investments from The Children’s Trust, The Miami Foundation, philanthropist and Achieve Miami Founder Leslie Miller Saointz, eMerge Americas, TD Bank facilitated by the Miami HEAT, City of Miami, as well as $5 million in CARES funding through Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools and in-kind contributions from Code.org. The current total investment for this effort is more than $11 million.
Additional support is needed in order to ensure that every child and family has internet access as well as digital literacy and career opportunities. If you or your company would like to support Miami Connected, please contact us or donate here.
In addition to the aforementioned supporters and partners, this initiative would not have been possible without the guidance and support of other leaders working in the digital connectivity space. Our thanks goes out to the following groups for their vision and advisement: the Citadel team, Carlos Vazquez with Miami EdTech, KidsFirst, the City of Philadelphia, Comcast, and so many others who supported Miami Connected along the way.