COMEUNITY Based Solutions is dedicated to new initiatives designed to 1) build out a digital and economic infrastructure, 2) adopt early users, and 3) contribute to research in urban and rural areas where ultra high-speed Internet (broadband) is the catalyst.
One of our primary focus areas for each initiative has been to help residents and businesses experience a better quality of life by connecting them to networks that employ resources, information, people, and services.
A sampling of our founder’s involvement includes:
The Smart Communities Initiative where he served as initial Project Manager and later the Auburn Gresham Portal Manager for the Southwest Smart Communities Initiative (Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, and Englewood communities). He delivered high level and grassroots planning sessions as part of a steering committee targeting more than 100 residents from each of the communities.
Contributing to The Digital Inclusion Network’s, Building Digital Communities: A Framework for Action and its companion research Building Digital Communities: Getting Started, a cooperative effort of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Washington and the International City/County Management Association
A repeat panelist for eChicago’s: Cybernavigating our Cultures and Sankofa: Summing up eChicago to achieve eChicago
Sanders appeared twice also on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) to speak about the importance of digital inclusion as a tool for an increased quality of life for residents, business owners, and community anchoring institutions. Take a look below.
TV Panelist, CAN TV’s Community Forum – The Digital Divide 1
TV Panelist, CAN TV’s Community Forum – The Digital Divide 2