Meet Our 2018 ConnectHomeUSA Celebrity Ambassador: Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson and ConnectHomeUSA

Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals DE

Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals DE

Michael D. Johnson (born February 7, 1987 in Selma, Alabama) is a professional football player for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted in the 3rd round (70th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Alongside his outstanding NFL career, Michael has also dedicated himself to public service and making a difference in his community. And as a professional athlete, he immediately began touring schools, spending time at the Boys and Girls Clubs, sponsoring a football camp in his hometown and assisting in others, and supporting other groups whose mission is to nurture children.  At his speaking engagements, his message is “success is a result of having vision”.  Because of his compassion and desire to make a difference where ever he goes, Michael started his foundation in his rookie year, the MJ93 Fund, whose mission is to educate kids on the importance of capitalizing on their talents and abilities with educational and technological programs, to increase their awareness of proper nutrition and exercise for healthier bodies to avoid obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and to mentor and encourage them on how to be successful. For the 2017-2018 NFL season, Michael Johnson was honored alongside his fellow players as a nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.



ConnectHomeUSA welcomes Michael Johnson!

On October 31st, 2017, at a press conference in Washington, D.C. alongside Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Alabama 7th District, ConnectHomeUSA announced that Michael Johnson would be the 2018 celebrity ambassador. Michael joins ConnectHomeUSA as its inaugural celebrity ambassador working to bring awareness and support to the cause of digital inclusion. Technology has transformed the way we do business, receive healthcare, and communicate with our loved ones, yet more than 62 million people in the United States are unconnected to the internet. Disproportionately from low-income and minority communities, these populations remain isolated from our digital society.


ConnectHomeUSA: College Signing Day!

On March 9th, 2018 Michael Johnson joined ConnectHomeUSA partners in San Antonio as we celebrated graduating high school seniors that have enrolled for college this fall! Through our partnership with the College Board, students in ConnectHomeUSA communities are given access to online SAT Prep, KHAN Academy resources, and on the ground training to prepare them for college success and expand access to higher education. Click here to learn more.


Get Involved!

Join Michael in his support of ConnectHomeUSA by donating to help families living in HUD-assisted housing get connected to home internet service and computer devices. All it takes is $10 to connect one family to low-cost, high-speed Internet service for one month. That means that a small donation can go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life. All proceeds are tax-deductible and will be used toward helping us to reach our goal of connecting 350,000 residents by 2020. How many people can you help connect? 

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Interested in a corporate sponsorship of ConnectHomeUSA? Our program offers three levels in collaboration with Michael Johnson:

  • Gold Level Donor
    • Invited to all five of Michael’s 2018 ConnectHomeUSA engagements
    • Full marketing and public relations opportunities at each event
    • VIP access to pre/post event activities including behind the scenes with Michael
  • Silver Level Donor
    • Invited to two of Michael's 2018 ConnectHomeUSA engagements
    • Partial marketing and public relations opportunities at both events
    • VIP access to pre/post event activities
  • Bronze Level Donor
    • Invited to one of Michael's 2018 ConnectHomeUSA engagements
    • Partial marketing and public relations opportunities at the one event
    • VIP access to pre/post event activities

For more information on pricing and partnership opportunities please reach out to our Development Team.