Transforming lives through digital literacy.

“It’s simply going to open up your world!” – Anel Trujillo, learner at the NeighborNest

When Anel Trujillo needed secure housing and a job, she discovered that all the applications were online. As someone with low digital literacy, Anel hit a brick wall and realized she needed help, fast. Fortunately, CTN was on hand at the Twitter NeighborNest to open a window of opportunity. With our help, she was able to create a great resume and apply for employment, and having mastered the right computer skills, it was only a matter of time…

In the last 3 years alone, we have helped over a thousand learners like Anel Trujillo. And we believe that helping individuals has an impact on the wider community: “When we educate those in need, it not only changes their lives but the lives of those around them.” – Heather Schmidt, CTN Senior Program Manager

Stories

Community Technology Network meets and helps people in the communities where they live.

By connecting local community members with resources and education, we make a profound and measurable difference in people’s lives. We have empowered thousands of low-income residents not only to become digitally literate, but also to give back to their communities as technology advocates, mentors, and trainers.

 

Learner Success Stories

Videos

Getting Connected

 

4:43 min.

 

Making Connections, Transforming Lives

 

4:23 min.

 

Ready, Set, Connect! Youth & Community Development Program

 

3:34 min.

 

Comcast Newsmaker

Kami Griffiths, Exec. Director of Community Technology Networks

Aired 9/06/2016. 4:30 min.

Community Technology Network’s Executive Director, Kami Griffiths, is interviewed by Barbara Rogers for Comcast Newsmakers.

CBS 5 KPIX

Broadband Program For Low-Income Households Expanding

Aired 7/15/2016. 2:06 min.

Kami Griffths, with the digital literacy group Community Technology Network, says not having a computer and internet service at home keeps people in poverty.

ABC 7 News

Heather DeSmidt, Digital Literacy Program Manager of Community Technology Network.

Aired 5/10/2016. 2:30 min.

Heather is interviewed about CTN’s involvement in Twitter’s NeighborNest.

Comcast Newsmakers

Kami Griffiths, Exec. Director of Community Technology Network.

Aired 11/23/2015. 4:30 min.

Kami is interviewed regarding the effort to close the digital divide.

Comcast Newsmakers

Kami Griffiths, Exec. Director of Community Technology Network.

Aired 04/24/2015. 4:27 min.

Kami talks about transforming lives through digital literacy.

Bay Area Focus

Kami Griffiths, Exec. Director of Community Technology Network.

Aired 04/06/2014. 6:06 min.

Kami is interviewed regarding Community Technology Network’s programs that empower underprivileged youth, senior citizens, and other groups through digital literacy.

Promotional Video created by SFGov TV

Members of the Community Technology Network.

Produced November 2013. 4:31 min.

Promotional video about Community Technology Network’s Volunteer Program.

In the News

July 15, 2016

CBS 5 KPIX

May 10, 2016

PRNewswire

January 25, 2016

NTEN Connect, by Kami Griffiths

January 21, 2016

San Francisco Public Press, by Peter Snarr

December 1, 2015

KCSF Voices of the Community, by George Koster

June 15, 2015

NPR affiliate KALW 91.7

June 7, 2015

The San Francisco Examiner opinion piece by Executive Director Kami Griffiths

May 20, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com by Joe Garofoli

April 24, 2015

Comcast Newsmakers

November 5, 2014

Care2 by, Tex Dworkin

November 2, 2014

Interview for “Listen Up Bay Area” radio show

October 18, 2014

Radio interview for KAER

April 6, 2014

Interview for Bay Area Focus

December 5, 2012

Radio interview for KAER

November 1, 2011

The New York Times, by John Leland

March 14, 2011

The Huffington Post, by Amy Lee

December 20, 2010

Radio segment for NPR

April 20, 2009

Article in PCWorld

April 13, 2008

Article in PCWorld

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