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As essential public services and information move online, many low-income families are left behind in the digital darkness.
Currently, residents of low-income housing developments have limited access to training in digital skills and the knowledge they need to get out of poverty. Here at Community Technology Network, we meet people where they live, then we train community members to serve as technology advocates and mentors. We have forged deep and lasting relationships with our Partners, Volunteers, and Learners to empower those in need to lift themselves out of poverty with education, training, and digital literacy.
Community Technology Network works tirelessly to transform lives through digital literacy. We couldn’t do this work without a network of partners. Community-building efforts have the best chance of success when many of us work together to change the world for the better. Our community and corporate partners play important roles in our efforts.
Here are some of the ways we partner:
Community Partners are organizations, such as housing developments, senior centers, and libraries, that provide technology access and digital literacy programming to Bay Area communities in need. Click here to view a map of our Community Partners.
Corporate Partners join us to support digital literacy, support community development, and encourage volunteerism among their employees. We work with companies that offer their employees an opportunity to use their technology knowledge for social good, teaching community members in need or participating in other local area nonprofits.
Project Partners hire us to provide on-site digital literacy training.
Interested in becoming a partner? Do you lack the resources to provide in-house educational programming to potential users of your computer center? We offer customized, low-cost, sustainable computer center training services to strengthen the educational impact of your computer center. Email us to start the conversation.
Community Technology Network Volunteers transform the lives of people in need. Digital literacy skills that you might take for granted, such as using a keyboard and mouse, searching the Internet, communicating online, and creating a resume are vital skills that many people lack. With a commitment of as little as three months to Community Technology Network, you can feel the joy of helping someone learn to use a computer, apply online for public housing, apply for a much-needed job, or Skype with a loved one thousands of miles away. Volunteer opportunities are available today for tutors, assistant instructors, translators, and anyone with a passion for digital literacy. Help transform lives by volunteering to teach digital literacy to Bay Area youth and low-income residents in need. Become a Community Technology Network volunteer today.
Did you know that many employers offer matched donations for employees’ volunteer service? Contact us to find out if your employer partners with Community Technology Network.
In dozens of community centers, libraries, and affordable housing developments, Community Technology Network empowers thousands of people in need every year.
We serve San Francisco Bay Area low-income youth, families, and mature residents who are vulnerable, disenfranchised, and underserved.
Did you know that many low-income families are unable to access vital services because they lack Internet access? A CETF 2015 survey reports that 48 percent of people without a high school diploma lack home broadband access. Among the reasons for not having Internet service at home, 36 percent of responders said it was too difficult to set up or learn how to use.
Currently, residents of low-income housing developments have limited access to training in the skills and knowledge they need to get out of poverty.
Here at Community Technology Network, we meet people where they live, then we train community members to serve as technology advocates and mentors.