CTN is dedicated to bringing digital literacy and internet access to all people.
To respond to the unique needs of each community we work with, our range of programs serves older adults, low-income people, veterans, long-term unemployed, transitional age youth, immigrants, and families. Read about our current programs and projects below.
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In partnership with over 50 referring agencies across San Francisco, Home Connect provides older adults at risk of isolation with a customized 10-inch Android tablet, assistance enrolling in-home internet and up to 17 hours of remote digital literacy training. Training is available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Russian, Korean and Vietnamese.
Funded by the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, SF Connected provides in-person digital literacy training for older adults and people with disabilities. CTN and other training partners provide trainers at a network of locations to cover subjects as diverse as internet safety, voter registration, social media, video calling, and digital tutoring. Training is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin. View the SF Connected training schedule here.
In partnership with Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center and the San Francisco Public Library, Sunset Tech Connect provides tablets and training to monolingual seniors in the Sunset district of San Francisco. Seniors meet once a week for twelve weeks to learn in a small group setting with lots of hands-on practices.
CTN now works in over 35 low-income housing developments and community centers to provide on-site technology instructions. Participants learn basic to intermediate technology skills in English, Spanish and Chinese and receive information on low-cost Internet access at home. Eligible learners are awarded a take-home device upon completing at least 8 hours of training.
CTN works in low-income communities to deliver digital literacy classes in English and Spanish to parents. The classes cover family-related topics, such as school portals, local activities for kids, online family health resources, educational tools, and adult/kids internet safety. Parents are also supported with their job seeking activities.
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This calendar contains upcoming online tech trainings, webinars, and social events from organizations across the country that support older adults. By aggregating free training that is available online, we hope it will provide adult learners with opportunities to further develop their digital skills, connect with valuable programming and experience rewarding social interactions.
If you’d like your organization’s online events included in this calendar, please contact CTN’s Program Manager, Stephen Minor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.