Community Call: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Applications for City Hosts

Join this community call to learn more about NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship program, what it means to be a City Host, and how you can apply. This is an open call, so you are welcome to bring your questions to be addressed. You can also feel free to send any questions to Amy Sample Ward, at amy@nten.org, ahead of time. Before the call, please review the available City Host application information, instructions, and City Host expectations at http://www.nten.org/community/dif/hosts/apply.

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: Leana Mayzlina
Leana is passionate about embracing technology to achieve transformative social change. She believes that solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges can be found in grassroots communities from Chile to Kenya, and that technology is the megaphone for their voice and agency. Leana's background is in international development and cooperation, primarily how communities can use technology to make change, both locally and globally. A native of Ukraine, she speaks Russian, English, Spanish, and um pouquinho de português and holds a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Chile. Outside of office hours, you’re most likely to find Leana hiking with Atlas, her one year old rescue mutt.