Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The Family Resource Collective is a program under Community Bridges. Serving approximately 5,800 clients per year, the FRC helps the senior community of Santa Cruz County access resources.

There is a huge digital divide within the senior community. The Capstone Project titled ‘Closing the Digital Divide’ will directly address the issue that is now a national crisis. This project will focus on creating several pieces of educational material to aid older individuals in their journey to becoming more technologically savvy. The project teams expect to be able to have materials readily available for all those in need.

In the future, the best steps to take to address this problem would be better tracking of those in need of technology assistance. Following up with clients that expressed concern with using technology will aid the team in making sure clients are getting the help they need.