NTAC Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center
East St. Louis Action Research Project - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


DigitalESL Collaborative
a coalition devoted to bridging the digital divide

Mission of the DigitalESL Collaborative

The DigitalESL Collaborative sees digital technology as a means for empowering all East St. Louis metro area residents to build and sustain a healthy, livable community. We see a team of technology-savvy people who are well connected to each other and to different kinds of opportunities in the region and around the world. Through technology, all citizens will have easy access to learning opportunities, economic opportunities, and resources for better living. Information technology will become part of daily life and expand peoples’ thinking and their awareness of these possibilities.


To join the DigitalESL Collaborative or for more information, contact: Cathy Klump at the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center, 348R Collinsville Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 618-271-9605

Digital ESL Collaborative Sites and Photographs

Background of the DigitalESL Collaborative:

The DigitalESL Collaborative was formed in October, 2000. There are a number of exciting technology related efforts underway in the East St. Louis metro area. The DigitalESL Collaborative is a way to coordinate the efforts of all partners, maximize the shared resources and create a common vision for the impact technology can have on our community and on individuals. Our partners are committed to bringing the information age OPPORTUNITIES to RESIDENTS of the East St. Louis metro area.

Recent Accomplishments:

Each of the partners in the DigitalESL Collaborative has an impressive list of recent accomplishments. As a Collaborative, we have made the following progress since October, 2001:

Goals of the DigitalESL Collaborative:


Last modified: 18 October 2001, Deanna Koenigs