Eve Stotland Promotes Pathways to Digital Equity

Eve Stotland (’99), Program Officer for Education and Human Justice at The New York Community Trust, authored an article for Philanthropy New York affirming internet access as an essential service and outlining strategies philanthropists may support to promote access, digital literacy and digital equity (“One-Third of New Yorkers Don’t Have Internet Access. That Is an Issue for Funders,” May 26). “The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan recently signed by President Biden includes billions in subsidies for broadband infrastructure and adoption. But communities must work with government and internet service providers to ensure that those dollars create long-term, universal access. With philanthropic investment, we can help the City’s low-income communities get everyone—from students to seniors—to join the online world that so many of us (my family included) take for granted.”