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 initial plans for the effort can be found in the application for the city licensed JacksonHeights.nyc domain name submitted by the local nonprofit Connecting.nyc Inc. in September 2016. One Initiative goal is to organize a new, broadly representative nonprofit, to take responsibility for 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.