The White House Rural Council released the report Jobs and Economic Security in Rural America which highlighted the fact that many rural communities “have lower incomes, higher poverty rates, worse health outcomes, and lower educational attainment than urban and suburban areas.” Highlighted was the expansion of broadband access to over “7 million rural Americans, including [...]
We bring computers and instructors to public libraries in rural New Mexico and invite anyone in the community to attend classes free of charge. Our classes are attended by those who are unserved or underserved in the areas of Internet access and proficiency. These late adopters to computer technology don’t spend time reading Facebook, [...]
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Community profiles – who takes our classes?
In each community Fast Forward visits, our trainings allow us to become acquainted with marvelous and varied people. While each community and each class is distinct, there are often areas of overlapping concern that drive attendance in our classes. As we move from classes [...]
Spreading the word about Fast Forward New Mexico in each of our 16 locations is based on a grassroots, community-focused awareness and outreach model. In part 1 of this blog, I described the messaging we created to bring the vision of our tag line “Connecting you to a World of Opportunities” to a personal level [...]