Community Technology Empowerment Project

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Service Areas

Service Activities

Help people find employment and gain economic stability

Age Groups

Preschool, Kindergarten – 3rd Grade, 4th – 8th Grade, High School, College

Service Terms Offered

one year

Time Commitment

full-time – 35-40 hours per week

Launches in

fall

Contact Information

The Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) mobilizes AmeriCorps members to bridge the digital divide, targeting the unique technology and resource access needs of BIPOC, youth, and new immigrants in the Twin Cities. Members serve to develop culturally-appropriate training materials in computer education, train diverse communities in technology literacy, and help communities tell stories important to them through media education.

Preferred qualifications to participate in CTEP (one or more of the following are desired but not required):

  • Desire to serve others with at least one year of experience
  • Post-secondary education
  • Technology skills, from basic to advanced; preferred areas include computer applications, web design, and video production
  • Experience training others, especially in technology
  • Bilingual in Hmong, Somali, Spanish, or other language
  • Experience managing volunteers

Top reasons that members like serving in CTEP:

  • Learn technology skills
  • Work in diverse situations with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Participate in meaningful projects that benefit the Twin Cities community

Meet a Community Technology Empowerment Project Member

Esteban served as an AmeriCorps member in CTEP. Learn more about his experience and all that he’s accomplished since completing his term.
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How Community Technology Empowerment Project Creates Change

CTEP’s AmeriCorps members to bridge the digital divide, targeting the unique technology and resource access needs of new immigrants.
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