Pioneer | Crossrealms, Inc.
CrossRealms, Inc. is a managed services firm that has continuously engaged in community development projects. Now, CrossRealms is establishing the non-profit CrossRealms 4 All to create, develop and implement socially responsible initiatives to provide low-income persons access to technology to improve their education, employment, and overall quality of life. Objective: The Pioneer program addresses technological inequity in Chicago communities that stems from the digital divide. CrossRealms, Inc. is creating an educational program, called Pioneer, to be integrated into community and computer technology centers (CTCs) that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) programming.The programming centers on creating an open-learning environment for youth, aged 6 to 18, to access, practice and acquire skills from mathematic and science lessons based on Khan Academy and Code.org content. The participants will also engage in hands-on engineering and technology projects that utilize the Raspberry Pi, a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Digital Divide: The digital divide is the unequal distribution of: access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies.The effect of the Digital Divide can be seen in an individuals’... 1. Lack of possession of a computer or a network connection 2. Inability to access online educational programs or the Internet 3. Lack of digital skills resulting from inadequate computer training 4. Unfamiliarity with Technology 5. Prevention from accessing professional resumes like job searches & resume building.