Digital Inclusion: Fellows’ Articles

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From Advocate to Evangelist: The Importance of Digital Inclusion

Submitted on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 8:29am
Spending a year focused on digital inclusion work was invaluable to needs of my community. I am now a digital inclusion advocate and evangelist.
By Maithri Vangala
An aerial shot of a large group of people seated around a table, with an illustration of the job search process in the middle of the table.

Policy, Not Just Programs, Needed To Bridge Digital Divide

Submitted on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 8:29am
The digital divide is a multi-faceted issue and calls for a multi-faceted approach. I am interested in moving away from direct programming to policy work that enables us to attack this issue from many different sides.
By Leslie Scott
Photo of two older women in front of a computer in a public library

Five Steps to Launching a New Digital Literacy Program at Your Nonprofit

Submitted on Wed, 1/25/2017 - 9:17am
By Shauna Edson
3 people sit at a table in a bakery, with laptops in front of them and cupcakes on a stool beside the table.

Within Reach: Partnering with Retailers To Provide Digital Literacy Access

Submitted on Thu, 2/16/2017 - 8:45am
By Felicia Tillman

5 Tips for Community Building through Digital Inclusion

Submitted on Wed, 2/22/2017 - 9:03am
By Cache Owens

Refurbished technology: an insider’s guide

Submitted on Tue, 4/18/2017 - 11:46am
By Sara Rasmussen and Amber Schmidt
A collage of 9 photos featuring Fellow Aneta Lee and her digital inclusion work in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta and the State of Digital Inclusion

Submitted on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 5:50am
2015 Digital Inclusion Fellow Aneta Lee gave us an update on her work with the Parks and Recreation Department in Atlanta, Georgia.
By Aneta Lee
Elders gather around a laptop, smiling.

Digital Literacy: More Than Just a Skill

Submitted on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 2:15pm
Education is about more than just technical skills. Sometimes it’s about knowing that there’s a solution in the first place.
By Dustin Steinacker
A student at the Adult Education Online Learning Lab getting personal assistance from DIF Fellow Sol Katia Jimenez.

Lessons Learned, Digital Inclusion, and Adult Education in SLC

Submitted on Wed, 10/5/2016 - 9:38am
Digital Inclusion Fellow Sol Katia Jimenez gives us an update on her work with the Salt Lake Education Foundation in Salt Lake City, Utah
By Sol Jimenez
Ray McKay and Adam Strizich during HUD Secretary Julian Castro's visit to the Center

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A with Adam Strizich

Submitted on Fri, 9/9/2016 - 10:52am
We asked Adam Strizich to give us an update on his Digital Inclusion Fellowship work with the Martha O'Bryan Center (MOBC).
By Adam Strizich
Woman and grandson smiling in front of a laptop computer.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Susan Reaves

Submitted on Thu, 8/25/2016 - 3:22pm
We asked Fellow Susan Reaves to give us an update on her digital inclusion work with the Nashville Public Library.
By Susan Reaves
Jimmy was a participant in our first Digital Literacy/Job Readiness program in a public housing community in Durham.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Mike Byrd

Submitted on Thu, 8/18/2016 - 2:54pm
We asked Mike Byrd to give us an update on his digital inclusion work with the Kramden Institute.
By Mike Byrd
Group of smiling people with certificates at CM Library.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Ruben Campillo

Submitted on Tue, 8/9/2016 - 1:08pm
We asked Ruben Campillo to give us an update on his work with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
By Ruben Campillo
Presentation at WLI

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Alonso Reyna Rivarola

Submitted on Thu, 7/14/2016 - 2:38pm
We asked Alfonso Reyna Rivarola to give us an update on his work as a DIF Fellow with the Salt Lake Education Foundation.
By Alonso Reyna Rivarola

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Naymar Prikhodko

Submitted on Fri, 7/8/2016 - 12:29pm
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows comprised the first cohort; and they shared their work in progress earlier this year. We asked Naymar Prikhodko to give us an update on her work with Skillpoint Alliance.
By Naymar Prikhodko
Student at a computer in Literacy Kansas City's lab

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Sarah Bell

Submitted on Tue, 7/5/2016 - 1:57pm
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows comprised the first cohort; and they shared their work in progress earlier this year. We asked Sarah Bell to give us an update on her work with Literacy Kansas City.
By Sarah Bell
Danny Lucio and students at Austin Free-Net

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Danny Lucio

Submitted on Tue, 6/28/2016 - 8:55am
We asked Daniel Lucio to give us an update on his Digital Inclusion Fellowship work with Austin Free-Net.
By Daniel Lucio

Changing the Face of Literacy through Digital Inclusion: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Fri, 2/26/2016 - 5:15pm
Together, we will create an environment that closes the digital divide and fosters new and innovative teaching methods.
By DeAndre Pickett

Connecting the Underconnected: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 2/23/2016 - 1:52pm
Why curiosity is a privilege in the age of the Internet, and what digital inclusion partners are doing about it.
By Maithri Vangala

How Does Technology Affect Low-Literate Adults? Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Thu, 2/18/2016 - 4:01pm
Though technology can be a barrier for low-literate students, in other ways it can be a tool to help them.
By Sarah Bell
View of the Digital Empowerment Lab

“Hold Fast to Dreams:” Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Thu, 2/11/2016 - 4:39pm
What if the Digital Empowerment Lab in Nashville could help break the line of poverty?
By Adam Strizich

Atlanta, Georgia: A City on the Brink: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 2/9/2016 - 11:13am
When I realized I was chosen to be a Digital Inclusion Fellow, I was excited; I was honored; I was shocked.
By Aneta Lee
Graduation Day

The Motivating Spark in a Student’s Eye: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Mon, 2/1/2016 - 5:10pm
The power of discovering full screen mode and other things that help bridge the digital divide.
By Naymar Prikhodko

From Exasperation to Aspiration: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 1/12/2016 - 2:20pm
By Leslie Scott

Joining Hands and Building Community: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:52am
How a computer award can bring together a community.
By Mike Byrd

Discarding Our Assumptions: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 1:04pm
Part of digital inclusion work is witnessing the little stories of transformation themselves.
By Dustin Steinacker

Move That Mouse: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:45am
Understanding how to use new technology sometimes requires color dots, as James can tell you.
By James Butts

A How-to for Impactful Community Change: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:45am
Focusing on the assets of a community rather than the needs is a winning strategy.
By Sol Jimenez

Seeing What We’re Missing: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 2:09pm
Charlotte's Digital Inclusion Steering Team is bringing organizations together to bridge the digital divide.
By Jessica Washington

Digital Inclusion, and Popcorn, Too! Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 8:45am
Oh, the excitement of spending moments exploring the Internet, with help waiting in the wings.
By Susan Reaves

Innovation in Digital Literacy: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 12/8/2015 - 12:13pm
Innovating with clipboards and door-to-door canvassing for digital inclusion.
By Daniel Lucio

Fostering Spaces of Genuine Community Work: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Tue, 11/3/2015 - 4:55pm
Digital Inclusion Fellow Alonso Reyna Rivarola describes his work with communities in Salt Lake City, UT.
By Alonso Reyna Rivarola

Who Shut Off the Internet? Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

Submitted on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:52pm
Digital Inclusion Fellow Ruben Campillo describes his work with communities in Charlotte, NC.
By Ruben Campillo
Digital Inclusion Fellow DeAndre Pickett with a group of graduating students from a class at Literacy Action.

Digital Literacy in Atlanta: An Update

Submitted on Mon, 9/26/2016 - 11:41am
As part of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, Fellow DeAndre Pickett gives us an update on his work with Literacy Action in Atlanta, Georgia.
By DeAndre Pickett
Participants learn new skills at a digital literacy class.

Charlotte, NC and the State of Digital Inclusion

Submitted on Mon, 10/3/2016 - 10:00am
Digital Inclusion Fellow Jessica Washington gives us an update on her work with the Urban League of Central Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By Jessica Washington
Digital Inclusion at work: Two senior women sit at tables in front of laptops.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A with James Butts

Submitted on Wed, 9/28/2016 - 11:29am
Digital Inclusion Fellow James Butts gives us an update on his work with the Triangle Literacy Council in Raleigh, North Carolina.
By James Butts
DIF Fellows

Digital Inclusion Fellowship: A Year of Learning

Submitted on Tue, 8/16/2016 - 9:25am
The NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship Program has been a year of learning and adapting.
By Leana Mayzlina

Introducing the 2016 Digital Inclusion Fellows

Submitted on Mon, 6/13/2016 - 11:19am
We are thrilled to introduce the amazing people who will be the second cohort of NTEN's Digital Inclusion Fellowship.
By Drew Pizzolato

One Year Later: Reflections of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship Program

Submitted on Wed, 4/27/2016 - 10:57am
We knew a year ago that success could look very different than what we expected. Who knew it would be so much more than we could have hoped?
By Leana Mayzlina

Interview with Drew Pizzolato, NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Submitted on Thu, 3/10/2016 - 9:18am
What do teleportation, Vince Gauraldi, and apple picking have in common? NTEN's newest team member!
By Steph Routh – Content Manager

Digital Inclusion Fellowship: Update and Milestones

Submitted on Wed, 2/10/2016 - 1:05pm
Last year, we launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship program. Here's a progress update!
By Amy Sample Ward – CEO

Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Submitted on Wed, 4/22/2015 - 11:18am
By Steph Routh – Content Manager