The Digital Inclusion Fellowship supports professionals working in nonprofit organizations who have deep connections to communities most impacted by the digital divide and who want to launch or expand digital literacy programs.
As the program manager, NTEN supports fellows and their organizations by providing:
- training in best practices in digital inclusion, digital literacy, adult education, curriculum development, and program management.
- evaluation tools to assess program progress.
- opportunities to present and publish articles about the program.
- coaching to ensure fellows they are supported throughout the yearlong fellowship.
- resources and guides including toolkits, connections to experts in the field, curricula, etc.
- visibility on a national scale as digital inclusion trailblazers.
The fellowship builds the capacity of nonprofits to deploy digital literacy programs that are responsive to community needs and in line with the organization’s strategic vision and mission. This model allows fellows to leverage existing organizational resources, contacts, partners, and community trust, and position digital literacy initiatives sustainably. With NTEN support, fellows are able to pilot and implement programs quickly without needing to reinvent the wheel.
Fellows are encouraged to create train-the-trainer programs and to work with partners to expand programs efficiently through shared resources and further integrations. Through this program, NTEN connects local leaders with national networks and expertise to drive high-quality, localized digital literacy programs that meet the needs and life goals of their community members.