One Economy Corporation

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1220 19th Street, NW Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: One Economy is a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, connecting them to valuable tools for building better lives. Our mission is to maximize the potential of technology to help low-income people improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream.
Programs: One Economy formed a partnership with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, which in August 2007 had adopted the region

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Economy Corporation started in 2001 as the premier American nonprofit addressing the digital divide, determined to improve communities by sharing the power of technology. Over the years, it has been a leading advocate for all people to enjoy access to the Internet in their homes. In addition to the Beehive website which has provided access to the community development information, One Economy has started the Hive, a unique school for low-income students in North Carolina, implemented a digital literacy and leadership training program for more than 5,000 youth called Community Connectors, and operated MyFreeTaxes.com in partnership with Walmart.com, offering 10,000 free online filings in 2013 alone.

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One Economy Corporation has had challenges raising funds over the past 18 months. Additional financial support could enable the organization to flourish and reach more people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

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Greater examination by private and public (ARRA-related) of this One Economy Corporation financials & capacity is greatly needed given the increasing number of lay offs of employees tasked with delivering on the 26+ million ARRA grant, which is counter to the intent of the job creation goals of ARRA. Most notable is the diversion of current and previous grant funds for other purposes and lack of transparency.

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demand greater accountability and transparency

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