The 2024 Digital Equity Challenge

Digital Equity Challenge 2024 winners standing and holding large checks.

Live Event Finals Held May 2

Since 2022, the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub Haverhill has partnered with the Essex County Community Foundation to annually present the Digital Equity Challenge. To date, we helped to fund an internet connectivity program in Haverhill, a digital literacy program for seniors in Lynn, a county-wide device refurbishment program, and an online literacy program for preschoolers and their families.

The Digital Equity Challenge seeks community-based, entrepreneurial solutions that address Digital Equity in Essex County, Mass., around these target areas:

  • Increasing Digital Literacy
  • Access to Devices and Technology
  • Elevating Racial Equity in Digital Resources and Opportunities

The 2024 Digital Equity Challenge was held May 2 at the Innovation Hub Haverhill, 2 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor, Haverhill, Mass.

The 2023 Digital Equity Challenge awarded $10,000 in cash prizes to four teams. The full 2023 Digital Equity Challenge event video can be viewed on the Haverhill Community TV website.

The Digital Equity Challenge is presented by:

  • Innovation Hub logo
  • Essex County Community Foundation logo
    Presenting Sponsor
  • UML Rist DifferenceMaker Institute logo
  • Pentucket Bank logo
    Supporting Sponsor
  • EforAll EpardaTodos Merrimack Valley logo