Internet2 Community Anchor Program
The Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP) works with community anchor institutions (K-12 schools, public libraries, colleges and universities, health care facilities, museums, and other cultural and historic organizations) to further their educational missions.
In an ideal world, every organization would have a chief information security officer (CISO). However, in reality, not every organization can afford to have one. That is why Michigan’s research and education network, Merit, debuted its Merit Community CISO program earlier this year.
The Toward Gigabit Libraries Toolkit is designed to help public and tribal librarians learn about their current broadband infrastructure and internal information technology (IT) environment.
The Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP) works with regional and local research and education networks across the country to connect the full range of community anchor institutions to advanced broadband capabilities. Community anchor institutions include K-12 schools, public libraries, colleges and universities, health care institutions, museums, and other cultural and performing arts organizations.
CAP helps teachers, librarians, and other community anchor institution leaders utilize the nation’s advanced research and education network to promote learning in ways they previously never thought possible. CAP helps you:
- Connect to national treasures like the Smithsonian, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Library of Congress
- Access subject matter experts at the nation’s premier research institutions
- Collaborate with other community anchor institutions like schools, libraries, and museums
- Partner with schools around the world to learn about other cultures
- Interact with presidential libraries and historic sites through the Presidential Primary Sources Project
- Learn how others use the network to further educational missions
Connect community anchor institutions to advanced R&E networks.
Convene the formal and informal education community nationwide.
Catalyze effective uses of advanced networks to serve education.
Communicate impactful stories of learning and transformation.
Community Anchor Program projectsMore
Regional Network Spotlight
Merit Offers Scaled CISO Consulting Services to Fit Every Member Organization
May 04, 2020
KINBER: Closing the Digital Divide in Rural Pennsylvania
Apr 07, 2020
KanREN: Empowering local community through connection and collaboration
Mar 03, 2020
MCNC, Connecting North Carolina (EdNC)
Jun 02, 2020
HPC Wire: Internet2 Names Matthew Rantanen Winner of 2020 Rose-Werle Award
May 08, 2020
Internet2 Names Matthew Rantanen Winner of 2020 Rose-Werle Award
May 05, 2020
Do you know of a community anchor institution interested in participating in the Internet2 Community Anchor Program? Do you have any other related inquiry? Just email Stephanie Stenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.