SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills.

We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area.

We partner with organizations to create programs, record events, and host events in our studio..

Youth and adults can learn how to create their own media through our monthly classes, one-on-one help, or our in-depth project based learning programs. 

There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!


Our Executive Director, Xavier Vazquez, will step down on April 12, and our deputy director, Bonnie Schumacher, will serve as interim ED. Please join us in wishing Xavier well as he takes this next career step. Thank you to Bonnie for her continued leadership at SPNN! Read more from our board chair.

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Highlighted Media

SPNN has a podcast that talks with local artists, several television shows and one of productions created by our production team, media produced by youth and program participants. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent work. 

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    Candy Fresh

    On this episode of Candy Fresh we speak with Satara Strong-Allen of Love First Community Engagement, The National Pan Hellenic Council with the "Divine 9" and The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church HBCU College Tour group!

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    SPNN Forum

    Host Anahita Champion talks with the Comedian and Multi-Dimensional Event Leader, Miss Shannan Paul!

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    Disability Viewpoints

    Host Mark Hughes talks with Abby Gertken of Independent Lifestyles Inc. and parent Laura McMahon about their efforts to have Laura's son use his service dog at school. Host Nick Wilkie talks with Samantha Drost about how the PCA College Service Corps initiative will try to meet the demand for Personal Care Attendants for people with disabilities.

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