Community Technology Position Opening Apply or help spread the word about IT's AmeriCorps position through the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP). See the position description and program overview for details.
The service term starts Sept 3, 2013 and completes Aug 31, 2014. All positions are full-time. Benefits: All members receive a living allowance (approximately $900 a month), an education award of $5,550 (upon successful completion), health and dental insurance plan including reimbursement of deductible charge, child care (depending on qualifications) and ongoing training. The education award can be used to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. AmeriCorps Members have up to seven years after their term of service has ended to claim the award.
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The City's IT Vision includes a component for addressing the digital divide in Minneapolis: All City residents, institutions and businesses will have the tools, skills and motivation to gain value from the digital society. Our residents and businesses need to be equipped to effectively compete with others around the world—to be smarter, more creative, more knowledgeable, and more innovative. Leveraging technology is a necessary ingredient of success.
City's Role and Focus Areas
As we move further into a technology-based society, city government can act as a catalyst to ensure digital inclusion by all neighborhoods and their residents.
- Highlight gaps between needs and capacity
- Promote digital resources
- Facilitate connecting community resources
- Engage businesses
- March 21 Everyone Online Events
- IT was selected for an AmeriCorps Member through the Community Technology Empowerment Project to work with us on digital inclusion and digital literacy initiatives (Sept 2013 - Aug 2014)
- Collaborating with Takoda Institute's IT Career Training program to connect students with community technology projects as part of their IT service learning experience.
- Training, Computer and Internet Access Resources Booklet providing an overview of free or low cost training, computers and Internet services.
- Wireless Minneapolis Overview
- Get Involved
- Digital Neighborhoods Workshop: Enclosed are the ideas generated by participants at the February 11, 2011 Community Connections Conference. Small groups brainstormed on building equity through technology and overcoming the digital divide.
- Notes from 2012 Community Technology Survey meetings - share your thoughts on the survey results and turn ideas into action.
- Mapping Digital Inclusion in Minneapolis
- Wireless Minneapolis Community Benefits
- Minneapolis Digital Inclusion Fund
- Technology Literacy Collaborative
See also: Data and Reports
Contact Elise Ebhardt, 612-673-2026 for more information or to get involved.
Last updated May. 18, 2013