From West Baltimore to Letcher County, Kentucky to East LA to Youngstown, Ohio, every community faces distinct challenges and circumstances that will require a unique set of solutions. But these 3 strategies can provide the foundation of any community’s approach:

1. Smooth the Learning Curve

Do for emerging tech coding what Extension Services did for agricultural tech: redesign it so it’s easier for everyday adults to learn

2. Create a Community-Based Ecosystem of Training and Support

Transform today’s piecemeal approach so it harnesses the power of community & operates on scale like Extension Services did – and by building a better bridge between training & work

3.Combine Tech & Civic Engagement Training

As emerging tech fundamentally transforms our economy, we need to train as many people as possible in every community in both the technical and political/organizing skills needed to participate in reshaping the rules of the emerging tech road