Join the AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project

By Robert Boos
Posted March 15, 2018

The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for new immigrants and low-income communities in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area. The Metropolitan State University Library was recently selected as a partner site for the CTEP.

Apply now for an opportunity to teach digital and computer literacy skills to students and community users of our library starting in September 2018. Or choose from other placement sites at libraries, museums, and community centers throughout St. Paul.

Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on “Apply to Serve.” Be sure to indicate the “Community Technology Empowerment Project” or “CTEP” when prompted for which program you are submitting your application. Contact Joel Krogstad at krogstad@spnn.org or call 651.298.8918.

• Members teach technology literacy skills to program participants in order to help them obtain employment, and improve their civic and social opportunities.
• Members serve full time over the course of a year starting early September in community technology centers located within nonprofit organizations, museums, and libraries.
• Members receive a living stipend (~$1000/month), a health care option, and a $5,920 educational award upon completion.
• Full-time schedules are flexible and site-dependent, but you would need to be available on the first and third Fridays of every month to participate in AmeriCorps professional development trainings with other AmeriCorps members.

Join
CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all! CTEP is a program of the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN). To see the full list of host sites, including Metropolitan State University Library, visit http://www.SPNN.org/CTEP

Questions about CTEP positions? Contact Joel Krogstad at krogstad@spnn.org or call 651-298-8918. For questions about Metro State’s participation, email librarian Jennifer DeJonghe at jennifer.dejonghe@metrostate.edu.