Expanding Digital Inclusion in Your Community
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
How to identify the digital skills needs in your community and create a training calendar
How to promote this schedule to your community while building a coalition of support
Why celebrations are so important and how sharing success stories results in more participation and support from partners in the community
Millions of Americans still lack internet access at home and many more lack the basic digital skills to accomplish critical tasks like conducting job search, communicating with friends and family, or researching information online. Based on research from Pew Internet, we know these people are older adults, have lower incomes and educational attainment, are immigrants, or have a disability. One of the best ways to address this need is to meet those people where they are and provide training.
However, simply hanging fliers or adding a blurb to a newsletter won’t bring people in the door. We’ll cover strategies and tools for how to listen to community needs, respond with classes that meet those needs, and work with trusted partners to spread the word is a proven way to provide the support to close the digital divide in your community.
Kami GriffithsExecutive Director Community Technology Network Kami Griffiths is the executive director and co-founder of Community Tech Network, a nonprofit with the mission to transform lives through digital literacy. With nearly 15 years of experience working in the public sector, Kami has developed a passion for helping people gain access and better utilize technology, after witnessing firsthand how the digital divide and low literacy levels were aiding the cycle of poverty. She has worked for the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation, managing 27 public access computing centers, teaching computer classes and establishing their volunteer trainer program. As the Training and Outreach Manager for TechSoup Global, Kami greatly expanded her knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit technology field, having conducted over 200 interviews with librarians and producing over 100 webinars. She is a founding member of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) and speaks nationally about digital inclusion.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:
NTEN Professional Certificate
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