Helping Latino Parents in Sunnyvale to Learn Basic Computer Skills

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Community Tech Network (CTN)

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CTN is looking for bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers to support our instructors who will be teaching basic computer skills on Chromebooks. Topics include basic chromebook operations: typing, touchpad, online searches, using Email, Internet and email safety, Google Translate, Digital Parenting, etc. We hope that parents can learn skills that allow them to better communicate with the schools, monitor their children's technology usage and perhaps even find a better job.

Due to the large class sizes 15 to 25, we are looking for multiple (2-3) Spanish-speaking volunteers per class to assist learners when they do practices and complete activities in class. We will be offering classes at 6 schools in Sunnyvale, meeting 2 hours per week for 6 weeks at each school. Most classes are either early in the morning 8-10am or in the evening 6-8pm. The first series of classes will start as early as October and will wrap up before Christmas. A new group of parents will participate in Jan-Mar 2020, then a third group is expected in Apr-Jun 2020.
*please note, only 3 school addresses are listed in this post, however, there are 6 total.

CTN is aiming to graduate 350+ parents in the first school year (2019-2020) and another 350+ parents in the second school year (2020-2021). Each parent who completes the program will receive a refurbished Chromebook. We are also partnering with Comcast Internet Essentials to connect these families to low-cost high-speed Internet at home.

Funded by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), this program is designed to provide Latino families in need a device, access to the Internet as well as the skills to utilize technology. Please join CTN in this meaningful initiative and to give back to the community!

For more information, contact Sabrina Tam sabrina@communitytechnetwork. org or 510-736-3836.

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About Community Tech Network (CTN)

Location:

1390 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

Community Tech Network (CTN) programs help ensure that everyone has the skills necessary to use digital technology and close the digital divide. CTN works with a variety of organizations to close the digital divide. CTN provides a range of services to address technology related issues faced by underserved communities. Our services include program planning, staff training, volunteer training, fund development, community outreach and evaluation support. Our partners include housing developments, senior centers, social service agencies and other community based organizations. Learners gain skills essential to full participation in our 21st century society such as how to access public services online, job-searching techniques, online education, and interacting with others online safely.

Description

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
Raising the Level of Digital Literacy: CTN works with community partners to provide FREE access to computers, the internet, and skilled instructors. However, with the rise in ownership of tablets and smartphones-among seniors in particular-many training sessions now help people optimize the use of their own device.

CONNECT @ HOME
Getting More Households Online: Sometimes it simply isn’t feasible for someone to go to a library or community center to learn basic computer skills. Therefore, CTN works in partnership to help low-income families and older adults get connected to internet at home.

DEVELOPING DIGITAL LEADERS
Creating Community-Tech Champions: CTN believes that for projects to be sustainable, there must be people who are dedicated to the cause and take a lead in their community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

450 N. Sunnyvale Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085550 E. Olive Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086750 Lakechime Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(37.387,-122.02465)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • English
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for 6 weeks at each school.  Most classes are either early in the morning 8-10am or in the evening 6-8pm.

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