SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills.

We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area.

We partner with organizations to create programs, record events, and host events in our studio..

Youth and adults can learn how to create their own media through our monthly classes, one-on-one help, or our in-depth project based learning programs. 

There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

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Get Involved

On the left half of the image it is blue with white letters that say Tuesday, March 12 AmeriCorps Opportunity Fair. There is a circle in the middle of that half that has an image of three people walking through doors. next to it is a orange circle that says "Explore paid service". a white rectangle on the bottom says Find program options, Access resources. On the right half it is white and in black text says Tuesday, March 12, 2024 11AM-3PM Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall, University of Minnesota.

Highlighted Media

SPNN has a podcast that talks with local artists, several television shows and one of productions created by our production team, media produced by youth and program participants. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent work. 

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    Candy Fresh

    On this episode of Candy Fresh we speak with Satara Strong-Allen of Love First Community Engagement, The National Pan Hellenic Council with the "Divine 9" and The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church HBCU College Tour group!

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    SPNN Forum

    Host Anahita Champion talks with Angel Even, Founder and CEO of Led by TRUTH.

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    Disability Viewpoints

    Host Mark Hughes talks employment issues and opportunities with Ray McCoy, ERAF Program Coordinator at MN Department of Employment and Economic Deevopment. ERAF is the Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund. Host Joan Willshire explores the "Inclusion" Mobile Museum, a traveling exhibit that documents the history of society's treatment of the developmentally disabled, from the barbaric institutionalizations of the 1900's through the 20th century and present. Guests Natasha Jerde, Director SSB, and Mohamed A. Mohamud, DEED Special Projects Manager tell us about the exhibit and it creation by the Governor's Council on Developmental Disability and DEED.

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