Community Call: Digital Inclusion Fellow Applications

Join this community call to learn more about NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship Program, what it means to be a Fellow, and how you can apply. This is an open call, so you are welcome to bring your questions to be addressed. You can also send any questions to Amy Sample Ward, at, ahead of time. Before the call, please review the available Fellow application information, instructions, and Fellow expectations for the individual City Host position you are interesting in applying for. Please refer to our 2016 Call for Fellows announcement for job postings for all open Fellowship positions by city.

More About the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN is excited to support communities increasing programs and services related to digital literacy, raising awareness of digital inclusion efforts, and increasing local capacity for addressing the digital divide. All organizations—regardless of their mission or community served—have real opportunities to adapt strategies, programs, or processes to increase digital inclusion.

Beyond the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, NTEN will provide support across our program areas to bring success stories (and lessons learned) to the spotlight; online and offline educational programs for nonprofits wanting to expand or introduce digital inclusion as a lens for their work; and resources to get started.

Speaker: Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.
Speaker: Drew Pizzolato
Drew is committed to building pathways to digital access and digital literacy. Through his participation in a series of related projects, from managing a multi-state digital literacy initiative under the BTOP program to researching the ways locally responsive programming shape the digital literacy acquisition process to tutoring clinic patients in a health related technology training project, Drew has been lucky to see first hand the positive impact that learning to use technology can have on adults lives. He believes that as technology becomes increasingly embedded in everyday tasks, the importance of creating opportunities for everyone to have access and training only grows. Drew comes to NTEN from the Literacy, Language and Technology Research group at Portland State University. In past lives he has worked as a line cook and as a seller of cookbooks.