Google seeks to empower underrepresented communities through the church by making technology accessible in a trusted, proximate, and familiar environment in hopes of bridging the digital divide and driving opportunities for communities underrepresented in tech.
Google's pilot Churches program is rooted in the idea that churches are a historical pillar of black culture and can play a central role in closing the Digital Divide in African American communities. The work to-date has been a partnership between the Google Diversity and Google Fiber Community Impact teams, impacting in 4 areas:
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When communities have access to technology, the possiblities are limitless. We created Connected Churches to ensure that communities of faith have acess to technology and information on how to use it at places of worship and at home.