IDEO Digital Inclusion Session

Meeting Notes from session on November 3, 2016 at MARC

Create "Community Learning Center in a Box"

Use as model in KCMO Digital Equity Strategic Plan for programming CLC model in computer access centers across the city

Prototype in 5 Locations - Bluford Library, Gregg-Klice Community Center, Connecting for Good at LAMP, KC North Community Center, DuBois Learning Center

Build on existing programs and infrastructure - avoid starting with a real estate deal put money into programming

Must have 12 hours of operations minimum (before and after schools + Weekends

Access to RideKCtransit stops

Google Fiber Community Connection and free wifi

Use to create programming in all KC Parks Community Centers - make space available to locations for community interaction



Access, Functional Capability and Self-Sufficiency

Self-Sufficiency - create online shop at Etsy, Assist in expanding the Community Learning Center


Dept. of Making + Doing


826 Valencia | The Writing Center - Dave Eggers support for teachers and students

General Assembly

SparkTruck - Maker Space on Wheels - 100+ cities across the U.S.

Senior Planet

Senior Planet | Aging With Attitude


Potential Partners:

How do we better connect these partners and their programs?



KC Urban Innovation Labs


DuBois Learning Center

Mattie Rhodes

KC Library

Choice Grant in NE

UNI - Ivanhoe/Center City

Hardesty Renaissance


Phased and Build-Oriented Approach

Insight + Inspiration - What's going on out there? Where and how do we focus our efforts?

Design + Prototype - How should the strattegy be brought to life?

Pilot to Scale

Our Target Audience: Education - Employment - Entrepreneurship

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