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Voices of Digital Equity Presented by the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology
(VODE) is a podcast that celebrates the champions of digital equity in Baltimore.

Voices of Digital Equity Presented by the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology BCIT

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Voices of Digital Equity Presented by the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology
(VODE) is a podcast that celebrates the champions of digital equity in Baltimore.

    Bridging the Digital Divide for All

    Bridging the Digital Divide for All

    Welcome to a brand-new episode of The Voices of Digital Equity. This time, we’re spotlighting the vital importance of digital access for the creative community and demonstrating how technology is a cornerstone for innovation and artistic expression.


    On this episode, we speak with April Lewis, Director of Community and Culture at Open Works Baltimore. Open Works, celebrated as a 2023 grantee of Baltimore City's Digital Equity Fund, stands at the vanguard of championing digital access. April shares enlightening insights into how Open Works Baltimore fosters a nurturing environment where technology serves as a bridge, not a barrier, to creativity.

    • 39 min
    Unleashing Potential: Closing the Tech Skills Gap for Baltimore's Youth

    Unleashing Potential: Closing the Tech Skills Gap for Baltimore's Youth

    🎙️ Voices of Digital Equity Podcast Episode 🎙️

    Welcome the first episode of Voices of Digital Equity, brought to you by BCIT.

    Today, we're honored to feature a transformative discussion with the inspiring minds behind Code in the Schools and the Greenmount West Community Center:
    Stephanie Alphee, Co-Executive Director at Code in the Schools, Kisha Webster, Executive Director of The Greenmount Community Center, and Colby Davis, Maryland Service Fellow & Digital Literacy Coordinator at The Greenmount West Community Center.


    Their unparalleled commitment to equipping Baltimore's youth with essential computer science skills is not only remarkable but critical in navigating our digital world. Join us as we explore the heart of their mission, the challenges they face, successes they've celebrated, and the vision that propels their work forward.

    Episode Timestamps:


    [0:59] Introduction to our esteemed guests and the day's topic.
    [2:30] Exploring what "Code in The Schools" is all about.
    [4:39] The synergistic relationship between Code in the Schools and the Greenmount West Community Center.
    [7:50] The offerings at The Greenmount West Community Center.
    [11:57] Educational gaps and the pivotal role of technology.
    [15:35] The significant impact of The Baltimore City Office of Information Technology Grant on Code in the Schools' outreach.
    [19:49] Discussing why children's access to technology is crucial for opening opportunities, wealth development, and bridging the tech gap.
    [27:24] Identifying what Code in the Schools & Greenmount West Community Center need to flourish.
    [31:18] Highlighting the importance of digital equity for youth.
    [33:00] How to connect with Code in the Schools & the Greenmount West Community Center.
    [35:18] Closing thoughts and outro.

    This episode promises to enlighten, inspire, and ignite discussion on the significance of digital equity and education in shaping a brighter, more inclusive future for our youth. Don't miss this insightful journey into the hearts and minds making a tangible difference in the community of Baltimore.

    Tune in and be part of the change.

    🔊 Available now on your favorite podcast platforms.

    • 35 min
    The Voices of Digital Equity Podcast Trailer

    The Voices of Digital Equity Podcast Trailer

    Welcome to the Voices of Digital Equity Podcast, where we shine a light on the digital champions making strides in Baltimore and around the globe.

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