Gabrieleño Kizh Tribe - Los Angeles California
La Casa de La Raza - Santa Barbara California
Media Labs Inc. is a 501(c)3. We are a small non profit with big dreams! Our mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. We believe that an emphasis on technology is crucial to the success of students as they prepare for what lies ahead.
We've already begun the outreach to other organizations who might have missions that are compatible with our own. The markers indicate groups in South Dakota, Puerto Rico, and Sao Paulo who have expressed an interest in working with us to achieve our goals.
According to a study commissioned by the Brookings Institute, Hispanics make up 17 percent of the total workforce but only 5 percent of jobs that require a high degree of digital skill level, depending on the specific job. That means that this segment of society stays in low to medium skilled jobs while the world is rapidly digitizing around them. They see the smart phones and integrated TV's but don't understand how they work or how they impact their daily lives.
The digital divide is stark and people without the requisite skills will be left behind. We are determined to mitigate that problem.