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in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal believes that an educated population is necessary to achieve a more socially equitable world. Unfortunately, our education system often time suffers from the same inequities we are trying to address in the rest of our work. To address this problem we created the Education Opportunity Project (EOP). More specifically, the EOP exists to address

in Voqal

Voqal believes that a socially equitable world is impossible without a community that is engaged in our democracy. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is at the ballot box. Whether it’s electing officials that represent your community and its interests or voting on ballot measures aimed at improving your everyday life, voting

in Offering Fellowships

There are still a few weeks left to apply for the 2022 Voqal Fellowship (applications close October 31)! Voqal’s Fellowship is an investment in you as a person and a budding entrepreneur. It is a talent and startup accelerator that targets those historically left on the outside for a chance to enact their vision at

in Increasing Internet Access

Voqal’s Director of Telecommunications Strategy is participating in a panel during National Digital Inclusion Alliance‘s Digital Inclusion Week (DIW).  Clever, an education company that provides a platform for digital learning, is hosting and moderating (Amie Ninh) the online panel. It will take place at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, October 7. The conversation is focusing

in Investing for Educational Impact

One of Voqal’s goals is to create an educated and engaged public that fosters a stronger, healthier democracy. We believe one of the biggest barriers to making this a reality is the educational opportunity gap. To address this, we created the Educational Opportunity Project. The Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps

in Increasing Internet Access

At Voqal, creating a more socially equitable world is at the core of everything we do. That includes the work of Voqal project, Mobile Citizen. It provides low-cost mobile internet with unlimited data plans exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities, and social welfare agencies. We believe that making internet access available, and the opportunities it

in Increasing Internet Access

Late last week, Voqal joined a coalition of organizations urging Congress to create a program that provides vouchers to low-income individuals to purchase a tablet or computer. This program would enable low-income families to connect to the internet and access the opportunities provided by that connectivity. According to the letter sent to the U.S. Senate

in Making Grants

Each year, Americans recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. To help celebrate this important month, we are highlighting a few of our grantees that are centered in and

in Offering Fellowships

Voqal believes that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs. It is a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. As we begin the

in Offering Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2022 Voqal Fellowship. The Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend for six months to work on an early-stage idea with hands-on storytelling and business development coaching. The Voqal Fellowship is a talent and startup accelerator that provides those historically left on the outside a chance to enact their vision at

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