In September 2017, THE POINT kicked-off our Free Hunts Point Community Wi-Fi network. Once constructed, the mesh network will provide free Wi-Fi to the community and will provide resilient back-up project in the event of an emergency. Currently the Wi-Fi signal will be broadcasted from ten local businesses along with up to 3 high-rise buildings in Hunts Point.
The project is being executed in partnership with New America Resilient Communities. The Free Hunts Point Community Wi-Fi project along with similar projects happening in Red Hook, East Harlem, Sheepshead Bay and the Gowanus, was recently featured in New York Magazine.
About The Digital Stewards
The Digital Stewards of Hunts Point is a group of young technology enthusiast with a passion for community development, wifi technology, multimedia, and activism and with the clear aim to build relationships among businesses, residents, and local organization. As a Digital Steward you can earn a stipend while learning the basics of visual storytelling and making your community more resilient. No previous experience necessary.
Application deadline: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Classes will start on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
To learn how to become a Digital Stewards contact: Yamil Lora