NTEN’s seventh cohort of Digital Inclusion Fellows comprised an impressive group of people passionate about bringing digital equity to their communities.
Throughout the year-long fellowship, these 15 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 refugees in using online maps to navigate their cities.
These incredible nonprofit staff, hailing from libraries, housing organizations, workforce development agencies, and many other institutions, collectively served nearly 5,000 individuals, trained over 1,000 staff and volunteers in digital inclusion, and provided over 20,000 training hours to their communities. 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.VIEW THE SPOTLIGHTS (PDF, 2.0 MB)