Telehub 2.0



DLC TELEHUB

Telehub 2.0



Vision:
"Skilled communities empowered for innovation”


Mission,
"“Providing access to technology and applicable training to equip individuals for future opportunities”.


FUNDING:
UNI Connecting Neighbors --- Urban
Neighborhood Initiate

$30,000
Partnership:
KC Digital Drive
Established Skilu partnership.

Over the summer of 2015, the Telehub went through extensive strategic planning sessions to revaluate it's direction. Members expressed concerns with creation of the "Digital Age" caste system. Individuals, alignment to creator, maintainers, and consumer castes. Fear is our community is being relegated to consumer caste. Strategic plans lead to an update of the Telehub's vision and mission to one that aligned with perceived need to exposed the community with skill building opportunities.

In Leon Dixon's, "World of Our Dreams"., memoir, "Harrison's Hypothesis" was termed because of observation when ever the Telehub was in real need, it was provided for. Over the 2015 Christmas holiday's, Aaron Deacon, Managing Director of KC Digital Drive reached out to the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center (DLC), Telehub to provide technical support to deliver on a grant that had been provided to the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), Connecting Neighbors project. This was a rejuvenating effect on the Telehub; languishing without funds to acquire technology. Stay tune to this site as this group of like minded individuals attempt to make a difference in our community.

Telehub

Telehub 1.0

Connecting Neighbors


Connecting Neigbors




Connecting Neighbors-UNI is piloting efforts to bridge digital deficienies in our community. This is a community based project to build a wireless network that will advance digital skills to enhance our community ability to compete in the digital age. KC Digital Drive partnership has leveraged their relationship with wireless equipment vendors to acquire carrier grade equipment to build the network under the technical guidance of the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center (DLC). Partnership established with KCPS, to supplement instructions for students in the Cisco Pathway program at Manuel Career Technical (MCTC). These students will be trained to build and maintain this network.

Urban Neighborhood Initiative Project



Sites




Operational Links


Gregg Tabernacle AME (GREGG)
Historic Lincoln Building (HLINC)
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council (INC)
Kansas City Neighborhood Academy(KCNA)
Lincoln Preparatory Academy (LINC)
Manuel Career Tech Center (MCTC)
Reconciliation Service (RS)

In Work


Central Middle School (CMS)
Victory Life Church (VLC)
W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center (DLC)

Training

Skill Development
Basic Cable Technician
PC Repair


Forward by Irinia Bokova, UNESCO "Working Group on Education: Digital Skills for Lief & Work, September 2017

  • People speak of the emergence of a new generation of ‘digital natives’ as if this is inevitable. It isn’t — we see new divides emerging and old gaps widening, notably for girls and women. To be truly empowering, new technologies must stand on two pillars. Firstly, they must be inclusive, bridging gaps, not widening them. Secondly, they must be underpinned by respect for human rights and dignity. In this context, the imperative of fostering digital literacy for all has never been so important.
  • From the work for the National Broadband Plan, we learned that cost, digital skills, and relevance are the reasons people cite for not having home service. It's time to cross relevance off the list. A lot more non-adopters say in 2015 that having service at home is important than did in 2010. We didn't explore digital skills as a barrier in this research -- but I can assure (from research I have underway that will come out in the 1Q of '16) that digital skills still matter a lot to adoption & use. -- {SHLB} Pew Research states relevance can be crossed off the list of broadband adoption barriers.

    Central Middle School (CMS)






    Gregg Tabernacle AME (GREGG)






    Crew at Gregg AME

    Historic Lincoln Building (HLINC)






    Ivanhoe Neigborhood Council (INC)






    Kansas City Neighborhood Academy (KCNA)






    Lincoln Preparatory Academy (LINC)






    Crew at HLINC

    Crew at LINC

    Manuel Career Tech Center (MCTC)






    Next Steps - Connecting Neighbors

    Reconciliation Service (RS)






    Skill Development






    Basic Cable Installer





    PC Repair

    PC Repair

    UNI - MAN Topology

    Victorious Life Church (VLC)






    W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center (DLC)






    Mozilla : Smart City

    Google map of KCPS District




    Design

    Interest Measurement

    Neighborhood Survey

    Community Training

  • Cisco Career Pathway - Manuel Career Technical Center
  • Capacity improvements of existing wireless cloud

    Urban Challenges to Line if Sight

    Extend Coverage Utilizing KCPS fiber infrastructure

    Technology Assessment (RFPs)


  • 3.65 GHz

  • Identify Radios for Light Pole Installation
  • Goals

    Parade Park (Potential) Design

    Historic Vine Wireless Cloud

    Parade Park (Google Maps)