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2020 Digital Inclusion Fellowship Spotlights

Oct 1, 2021
Digital Inclusion • Evaluation

NTEN’s sixth cohort of Digital Inclusion Fellows comprised an impressive group of people passionate about bringing digital equity to
their communities.

Digital Inclusion Fellow Spotlight 2020 cover

Throughout the year-long fellowship, these 11 individuals from across the U.S. set ambitious goals for themselves and their communities, providing support with internet access, devices, and digital literacy skills. In addition, they worked diligently to meet their communities where they were, prioritizing community involvement in their programming every step of the way. As a result, fellows launched programs uniquely designed to serve their communities, from helping formerly incarcerated individuals find employment to supporting recently arrived immigrants and refugee youth in learning how to manage their finances using online tools.

Along with the everyday challenges faced when implementing digital inclusion programs, this cohort faced the tremendous challenge of launching programs during a global pandemic. Yet, thanks to their creative spirit and dedication, they were still able to collectively serve over 2,000 individuals and train over 800 staff and volunteers in digital inclusion. Additionally, they grew as professionals, presenting to local coalitions, building partnerships, and earning their Digital Equity Professional Certificates. We are incredibly proud of the fellows and invite you to read about their work in the following spotlights.

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