Community Technology Empowerment Project AmeriCorps Member

Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps

About the organization

The Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps bridges the "digital divide" for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. CTEP AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use technology to better access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities. CTEP is housed at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network.

CTEP AmeriCorps Members:

Teach technology literacy at non-profits, community centers, and libraries
Assess partner agencies' technology capacities and train staff on how to best use those capacities;
Develop stronger volunteer bases through which agencies can extend programming and more adequately meet the needs of targeted communities;
Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate informational websites and public service announcements (PSAs) that provide community members with access to critical resources and information.


CTEP members teach digital literacy skills for social, civic and economic empowerment. Some people in our program teach basic digital skills, while others teach more advanced skills. You do not have to be a technology whiz to be in our program! As a CTEP member you will:

Tutor and teach workshops such as:
What is a computer? - How to format a resume - Using Facebook and LinkedIn - Beautiful with blogging - Finding online jobs - Digital storytelling.

Create programming and materials. We make each position as meaningful as possible with a 50/50 mix of direct service and capacity building. You will get a chance to develop interesting projects that will make a lasting difference at your site.

Be a part of a cohort that annually certifies over 1500 community members in technology skills, of whom 650 later go on to successfully find employment.

Work together with other CTEP members on a group civic engagement project in which you tackle an issue related to digital inclusion with outside community agencies.

Build relationships with community members and encourage people to reach individualized personal and professional goals.


Some tutoring or teaching experience
Positive track record of completing commitments (job, volunteering, education, etc.) for more than a year or two
Experience working with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
Strong leadership skills with fresh ideas and energy, and a passion for service

Preferred but less essential:
Bilingual in Somali, Oromo, Spanish, Hmong, Karen(ni) or another language
Experience in volunteer management

Additionally, applicants must have/be:

Post-secondary education preferred; minimum High school diploma /GED (or progress toward while serving)
Ability to complete 12 months of service, starting in Sept and completing in Aug
Basic personal computer/smartphone skills (word processing, internet, email etc.)
U.S. citizenship, naturalization, or permanent residency
At least 17 years old

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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