Proposal:Wikipedia in homeless shelters

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


Bring Wikipedia kiosks to homeless shelters so they can learn about new thoughts and ideas that might just get them into a job so that they can afford to have housing again.


A Wikipedia kiosk in every homeless shelter in North, Central, and South America by the year 2049.


If the homeless people can't go to Wikipedia, let Wikipedia come to the homeless through the homeless shelter programs.

Key Questions

  • How do we get the homeless to pay attention to Wikipedia?

Potential Costs

installation fees, maintenance fees (although government subsidies could cover both of them), IT staff (some of them could come from the homeless themselves with a high enough education), filter software (if needed)


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