Charlotte Mecklenburg Library selected for second year of Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Good news! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has been selected for the second year as a City Host for The Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Last year, NTEN announced its first ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), in partnership with Google Fiber. In an effort to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption in digitally divided communities, NTEN placed 16 Fellows in locally-based organizations in eight cities across the country. Once again this year, Charlotte is one of the now eleven cities to host a Fellow.

In the first year of the Library's Digital Inclusion Fellowship, the Library's Fellow created a new digital literacy and awareness program from the ground up. In the second year, the Fellow will will build on that work by taking the curriculum and programs further into the community.

 “At NTEN, we see the impact that having a digitally engaged community can have on social impact work and want to be sure that every nonprofit and community based organization understands how to be part of the digital world and bring their communities along with them,” said Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN.

Even more good news, you can apply today to be Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Fellow!  Applications are now open at http://bit.ly/1SvB69s.  Interviews may be scheduled on a rolling basis during the application period. Fellow selection may happen before the applications close date, which is May 13, so we encourage you to apply today!