It takes a village to close the digital divide!
Since its inception in 2008, CTN has grown its scope from a few partners in San Francisco to over 70 partners nationwide. Our partners include housing developments, senior centers, recreation centers, libraries, workforce development programs, and social service agencies with the common factor of being trusted places where people go for services and support.
If you’re struggling to get your community connected, don’t reinvent the wheel! CTN can help.
Want a little more information? Email CTN’s Executive Director, Kami Griffiths at email@example.com
CTN works with partners’ clients directly to provide digital literacy training and digital inclusion activities
CTN has provided digital inclusion activities to our partners and their clients since 2009. These activities include conducting client in-take, procuring and configuring devices, assisting with internet enrollment, providing digital literacy training and ongoing support to learners. Read more.
CTN equips agencies and organizations with the support and resources needed to train their communities.
If you work directly with adults and seniors struggling to participate in the digital world, we’re here to help. CTN can provide your agency with training for trainers, curriculum development and translation, program management, and evaluation support. Read more.
COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
The internet has become a central aspect of everyday life. Access to it is no longer a privilege but a right. To meet the increased need, CTN has adapted our model, expanded our team, and widened our reach. In 2017, we spread our sphere of influence beyond San Francisco to the Central Texas area. In 2020 we transformed our programming structure to accommodate remote learning.
Today, CTN is led by an active and diverse Board of Directors comprising community leaders, business leaders, and technology advocates from local nonprofits in both the San Francisco and Austin areas. With more partners, staff members, learners, and volunteers than ever before, CTN is excited to amplify our impact as we seek new partnerships across the nation.
WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY
“Our collaboration with CTN has given our volunteers at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) an opportunity to educate our elders on using digital devices and the internet. This has allowed our elders to discover new worlds that they could never before imagine. Thank you, CTN for this partnership!” – Cathy Michalec, Executive Director – Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly San Francisco
“CTN has trained nearly 300 of our affordable housing residents in basic digital literacy, and we hope to serve hundreds more! CTN is highly effective in training seniors, people with developmental disabilities, and residents with various language needs. SAHA, and most importantly our residents, are tremendously grateful for the bridge to greater independence that CTN has provided.” – Chris Hess, Director of Resident Services – Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)
“CTN is a gift to senior centers in San Francisco. On an ongoing basis, CTN provides well-trained patient, caring volunteers including essential bilingual language speakers. CTN staff are enthusiastic to serve and do so with excellence. SFSC and CTN partner in innovative projects, bringing new programs into fruition. Thank you, CTN!” – Sue Horst, San Francisco Senior Center
PARTNER SUCCESS STORIES
Hamilton Families’ clients needed tools of technology to offer a pathway to new jobs and opportunities in the digital age. Learn more about one Learner’s experience with CTN’s digital literacy training program.
Episcopal Community Services’ clients needed training to support their Coordinated Entry System. Learn about the classes we held, funded by the California Public Utilities Commission (SPUC), at the Minna Lee Hotel.
Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) needed iPad Training for its senior learners. Learn how many of the learners, who lacked any prior experience with technology, could freely use their iPad tablets with curiosity and confidence by the end of the course.