EVENT ALERT Aug 2: CTEP AmeriCorps members showcase digital equity projects

I’m so sad to be out of town for this event this year. It’s one of my favorites. If you’re around St Paul on Friday, you should try to make it…

Every year our CTEP AmeriCorps members choose civic engagement projects that make a contribution to bridging the digital divide. Please join us on Friday, August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, where our members will share their accomplishments and struggles in creating community change through their projects. Feel free to swing by earlier for informal networking starting at 9 a.m; bagels and coffee will be served.

The Saint Paul Neighborhood Network’s AmeriCorps program, the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for immigrant communities, low-income residents and persons with disabilities in the Twin Cities. AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use technology to access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities.

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Read more about what CTEP members did in their 2019 Civic Engagement Projects:

What’s Your Upload Speed: Understanding Internet Equity
Created an interactive presentation and organized community meetings to create awareness about unequal internet access in Minneapolis.

Ready Today: Prepared for Tomorrow
Facilitated adult readiness workshops for youth at the JK Movement integrating digital skills and community engagement.

CTEP Accessibility Project
Established an accessibility baseline for all CTEP sites and members to follow, so they can best serve clients and patrons who may suffer from disabilities that would otherwise impact their ability to work with a CTEP member.

Media Literacy with Twin Cities Youth
Partnered with four youth organizations around the Twin Cities to facilitate conversations on various online media categories and how to access their credibility.

Designing and Piloting a Curriculum for Northstar Assessments
Piloted a curriculum for adult learners that accompanies the Northstar assessments.

Mounds View Music 
Organized a music creation and production class for youth at Mounds View Area Learning Center.

Diversity and Inclusion in CTEP
Implemented short and long-term efforts to improve the diversity and inclusion framework, practices, and outcomes in the CTEP cohort.

Tech and Health Group
Ran a three-day workshop teaching media skills to youth at the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (Science Museum of Minnesota).

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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