Digital Promise formed in the spring of 1997 to address the growing problem of the Digital Divide. Originally known as the Washington State Neighborhood Networks Consortium, Digital Promise focuses on the needs of residents in low-income, elderly, and disabled housing communities in Washington. By supporting Computer Learning Centers in these facilities, we help the most underserved populations learn to use computers and the Internet.
A diverse and powerful coalition of people and resources, Digital Promise works in partnership with the private sector, community-based non-profits, government agencies, affordable housing centers and residents to realize the vision of a community where no one is left behind.
To date, the organization has helped start and maintain over fifty Computer Learning Centers in low-income housing developments in Washington, and distributed over $800,000 in funds, technical assistance, hardware, software, and project support.