CTEP AmeriCorps Program
Thank you to SPNN! The City is a proud partner of the CTEP AmeriCorps Program.
The IT Department, in partnership with Civil Rights and CPED, applied for SPNN's Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps Program to address the digital divide as it relates to the racial employment disparity in Minneapolis. IT was selected as one of 32 host sites throughout the Twin Cities to participate in the 2013 – 2014 program, and we have also been selected to participate in the 2014 - 2015 program year.
The AmeriCorps position includes direct service with Minneapolis residents along with capacity building and civic engagement projects.
Direct Service Priorities
- Focus primarily in the Near North and Phillips communities to improve technology access and skills based on data from the Minneapolis Community Technology Survey, and to address racial employment gaps.
- Digital Literacy training and assistance:
- WorkForce Center in North Minneapolis
- Little Earth of United Tribes
- East Phillips Park and Cultural Community Center (begins January 2015)
- Information and referrals for technology resources and services
- Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates
Capacity Building Projects
- Technology Literacy Collaborative website and communications
- Partnership development with the American Indian community and Phillips community
- Leverage City communication tools to raise awareness among Minneapolis residents about community technology resources.
Civic Engagement Project
- In development: researching opportunities for engagement with the refugee community
Contact: Meghan Muffett, 612-673-3097
More: Community Technology Empowerment Project - St. Paul Neighborhood Network at http://spnn.org/ctep
Last updated Nov 18, 2014