October 15, 2020
ECCF Partners With Generation Citizen and Common Cause to Present Youth Take the Lead

On Oct. 5, ECCF partnered with youth civic engagement nonprofits Generation Citizen and Common Cause to present Youth Take the Lead, a webinar designed for young people – and the organizations that serve them – who are interested in learning ways youth can engage in the upcoming presidential election.

Dozens of young people and representatives from youth-serving organizations attended the event, which presented ideas, strategies and resources for youth interested in getting involved in the Nov. 3 election.

Did you know?

    • Youth as young as 16 can register as poll workers.
    • You can REGISTER to vote at the age of 16 (Must be 18 years old on election day to vote).
    • The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24!

For more information and strategies on how young people can get involved in the upcoming election, please click on the links below.

 

ECCF Convenes Community Leaders to Discuss Essex County’s Digital Divide

ECCF Convenes Community Leaders to Discuss Essex County’s Digital Divide

Across Essex County, one out of every five households lacks a basic computer. Approximately 160,000 residents live without high-speed internet access. But the digital divide – the gap between those with access to technology and those without – runs much deeper than hardware and broadband.

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As a society, we invest in roads and buildings, in water and electric systems because they are vital to our economic development and prosperity. So are people. But do we invest effectively in our human infrastructure?

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