Today, 35% of Angelenos are without household internet service. A new program hopes to alleviate that number over the next 12 months by providing participants with low-cost internet offers available only through this program and free access to the tools and resources they need to succeed.
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with local non-profits, businesses, and community-based organizations, is proud to announce the launch of the OurCycleLA pilot program. This program is designed to connect Los Angeles homes with internet service and the computer technology to use it, in the hopes of connecting all Angelenos to the benefits and resources that the internet and technology have to offer.
WHO: Residents of Council District 10
WHAT: Receive a free refurbished computer when you subscribe to the internet and participate in a 2.5 hour computer training.
HOW: For more information and to register for the next event, call (213) 267-4670 or visit http://ita.lacity.org/ForResidents/OurcycleLA/index.htm
OurCycleLA will connect 1,250 residents of Council District 10 (extending from Koreatown down to Leimert Park) with low-cost internet service, a free refurbished computer, and digital literacy training to support participant success.
The program is a collaboration between the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council District 10 President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and the Information Technology Agency, in collaboration with Los Angeles area organizations including Community Build, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), Youth Policy Institute (YPI), human-I-T, Isidore, and the Southeast Community Development Corporation. Funders include the California Emerging Technology Fund, Citibank, and REDF.