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Causes: Education

Mission: Community Technology Network unites organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. Community Technology Network works with a variety of organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area 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. Additionally, users are able to stay connected to family and friends around the world.

Geographic areas served: San Francisco

Programs: Computer center services: ctn offers a range of low-cost sustainable computer services that can strengthen the capacity and educational impact of computers and nonprofits. The classes cover basic and intermediate computer skills, digital photography and social media classes.

tech teach-in: a one day technology training event that brings together corporate employees and nonprofit professionals for knowledge and skills transfer.

ready set connect: equips high school and college students from the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in san francisco and oakland with job and leadership skills essential for employment in today's job market.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Raphael House is a residential program for homeless families. The gift of CTN is an integral component of our mission to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency. It’s critically important in today’s economy for all individuals to have access to reliable resources that will afford them the opportunity to acquire skills or upgrade existing skills. Such opportunities have an additional benefit for individuals – along with developing and improving their hard skills, they are able to develop and improve their soft skills. Our partnership with CTN is a gift that keeps on giving. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, CTN.

Karen Dick
Workforce Development Specialist

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with CTN we have been able to provide more classes for our guests due to their ability to find and train highly skilled volunteers. Also, through CTN’s extensive network we have been able to brainstorm with other service providers and develop stronger service plans.

craig newmark


Rating: 4

People in underserved communities sometimes need a hand with technology, and these guys are her to provide that.

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Rating: 5

These guys provide serious tech help for underserved communities.