The JacksonHeights.nyc Initiative refers to an education, planning, and development effort that aims to prepare the neighborhood for changes that arise from a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies. Its premise is that today's society requires Internet access and strong user skills for civic participation, acquiring an education, finding a job, accessing public information...
The Initiative has a stated goal of organizing a new, broadly representative nonprofit, to take over the effort by 2020.
The following fall within the Initiative's scope:
- Operating the Jackson Heights Wiki.
- Training residents in editing and using the wiki.
- Developing Wiki features that empower residents to plan and organize to shape the neighborhood's future.
- Advocating and educating to assure that all residents have Internet Access.
- Informing neighborhood residents and organization about opportunities presented by digital technologies.