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Community Technology Network ( CTN) programs help ensure that all Bay Area and Austin, Texas residents have 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.
About Our Programs
San Francisco Services:
In partnership with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, CTN provides training in over 25 senior centers and low-income housing facilities in San Francisco. Our training helps seniors, low-income residents, and people with disabilities find information, stay connected, and access resources online.
Ready, Set, Connect!
In partnership with the Oakland Public Library, CTN provide youth leadership development and community engagement program called Ready, Set, Connect! (RSC). The program has developed the skills of 78 youth trainers while helping over 4,000 Oakland residents with their technology questions.
Austin, Texas Services:
Providing services to Austin is a recent development - we are in conversation with more partners now and anticipate opportunities to start in the new year.
CTN’s first community partner of this kind is Housing Authority of the City of Austin. CTN provides training for students in HACA’s Lab Apprenticeship Program (LAP). The training prepares students to serve more than 500 affordable-housing residents to increase their digital skills and help them re-enter the workforce.