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The 2019 CTEP Civic Engagement Projects

August 5, 2019

Every year our CTEP AmeriCorps members choose civic engagement projects that make a contribution to bridging the digital divide. On Friday, August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, our members shared their accomplishments and struggles in creating community change through their projects.

The Saint Paul Neighborhood Network’s AmeriCorps program, the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for immigrant communities, low-income residents and persons with disabilities in the Twin Cities. AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use technology to access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities. 

Read more about the 2019 Civic Engagement Projects and click on the members' presentations and resources to learn more:

BLOG: Designing and Piloting a Curriculum for Northstar Assessments
a curriculum for adult learners that accompanies the Northstar assessments.

BLOG: Ready Today: Prepared for Tomorrow
Facilitated adult readiness workshops for youth at the JK Movement integrating digital skills and community engagement.

BLOG: What's Your Upload Speed: Understanding Internet Equity
Created an interactive presentation and organized community meetings to create awareness about unequal internet access in Minneapolis.

BLOG: Media Literacy with Twin Cities Youth
Partnered with four youth organizations around the Twin Cities to facilitate conversations on various online media categories and how to access their credibility.  

BLOG: CTEP Accessibility Project
Established an accessibility baseline for all CTEP sites and members to follow, so they can best serve clients and patrons who may suffer from disabilities that would otherwise impact their ability to work with a CTEP member.

BLOG: Mounds View Music
Organized a music creation and production class for youth at Mounds View Area Learning Center.

BLOG: Diversity and Inclusion in CTEP
Implemented short and long-term efforts to improve the diversity and inclusion framework, practices, and outcomes in the CTEP cohort.

BLOG: Tech and Health Group
Ran a three-day workshop teaching media skills to youth at the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (Science Museum of Minnesota).