New York, NY – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded Cyber Collective $250,000 to further our work building awareness campaigns for digital natives about tech ethics and the future of technology.
“The tech industry is moving at breakneck speed, and we’ve seen just how harmful the downstream impact of Silicon Valley has been on society writ large—and more deeply on marginalized and vulnerable communities. Technology users have misconceptions about the tools they use every day, and very few understand how their data and the systems they use dictate their future,” said Tazin Khan, Founder of Cyber Collective, one of the organizations chosen as a recipient. "We are proud to have our work recognized by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and are excited about the work this grant allows us to pursue."
Cyber Collective is a translator of these complex technology topics to our communities. By empowering the communities we serve, and of which we are a part, we are able to help instill a sense of belonging within our communities, and empower our communities to act with informed agency. This grant allows us to grow and further build on our core pillars.
- Our work as translators for digital natives who deserve and need to understand complex tech topics, ethics, and jargon
- Empowering our community to imagine a future where technology is a force for good, and where the strength of many takes the place of power of a few
- Building a sense of belonging within our communities by enabling everyone to act with informed agency among their peers, family, colleagues when it comes to technology
"The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is committed to fostering a more informed and empowered society, and ensuring that everyone, especially those from marginalized and vulnerable communities, has a seat at the table when it comes to technology policy,” said Sherry Huang, Program Fellow for the Cyber Initiative and Special Projects at the Hewlett Foundation. "Cyber Collective's dedication to translating complex technology topics and their commitment to community empowerment makes them a strong partner. We are honored to support their mission and are confident that they will be a great addition to our community. Their work is not just about understanding technology; it's about reshaping the narrative to represent diverse voices.”