A Poetic Profile of the 2019 Voqal Fellows: Wash and Learn

May 29, 2019 This week we wrap up the Poetic Profile of the 2019 Voqal Fellows with the final installment of the Cooperative and Collaborative Politics of Change. As a reminder, Adrian H. Molina created this insightful poem during the Fellowship convening back in January using a process called Live Scribe Poetics. The Fellows liked Read More

The Power of Audacious Hope

May 28, 2019 In this month’s entry of Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears celebrates the upcoming Audacity to Hope Day by highlighting three Voqal grantees that exemplify the power of optimism to make real change. Right now, things may seem hopeless. It feels like it is only a matter of time Read More

Connecting Online Activism to Community Organizing

May 24, 2019 CPD Action works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances and progressive unions. It works on campaigns that promote a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, CPD Action built the infrastructure needed to move activists Read More

2019 Voqal Fellowship Spotlight: Ali Fadlallah

May 23, 2019 The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs interested in launching the next “big idea” aimed at increasing equity for those who are least well off politically, economically and/or socially. This month’s 2019 Voqal Fellowship spotlight takes a look at Ali Fadlallah and his project CleffNotes for Read More

Advancing Civil Rights and Liberties

May  21, 2019 The ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. It protects, defends and extends the civil rights and liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy. With support from Voqal, it advanced a legislative agenda that led to increased protections for vulnerable communities. Despite a Read More

A Poetic Profile of the 2019 Voqal Fellows: Inkfluence

May 17, 2019 This week we take a look at the penultimate installment of this year’s Voqal Fellowship poem, Cooperative and Collaborative Politics of Change. The poem was created by Adrian H. Molina through a process called Live Scribe Poetics that took place during the Fellowship convening back in January. VII. Inkfluence What is true Read More

Voqal Welcomes Research Showing Economic Benefits of EBS

May 16, 2019 Voqal welcomes the research presented yesterday at the National Collaborative for Digital Equity’s 2nd Annual Invitational Summit by the Schools Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition and Dr. Raul Katz. This research clearly demonstrates the economic benefits of awarding the remaining wireless Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses to Tribal Nations and educational Read More

Voqal Joins Call for FCC to Delay Issuing a Decision in EBS Rulemaking

May 14, 2019 Yesterday, Voqal joined a group of organizations that includes Mobile Beacon, North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation (NACEPF), National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), Public Knowledge and Schools Health and Libraries and Broadband (SHLB) Coalition in filing a request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delay making a decision in the Educational Broadband Read More

Voqal Joins More than 800 Groups in Support of EBS

May 9, 2019 Yesterday, Voqal joined more than 800 groups in submitting a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that voices strong support for keeping Educational Broadband Service (EBS) educational and licensing the unassigned EBS spectrum to educational institutions and Tribal Nations. The signatories include schools, nonprofits and other organizations dedicated to addressing the Read More