blue background with white and gold lettering. there is a QR code on the left side that links to registration. On the right there are two pictures of SPNN at last year's annual celebration. In the Middle it says Join us in celebrating SPNN's 40th Anniversary. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces as we gather with the folks who make SPNN amazing. May 30th 6PM-8PM sponsored by Ryan Companies. Free to attend.

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.

Has three photos. The far left one is of two people behind a computer monitor. The middle photo is of two people teaching how to edit on a Macintosh, the third photo is of a woman behind a studio camera. on the bottom it says Teach digital literacy skills, learn media making, create media on your own or with our team, watch our channels.

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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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    MN Book Awards

    A celebration of the state’s best books, the 36th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, is presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, and sponsored by Education Minnesota. Readers, writers, and booklovers from across Minnesota are invited to gather and celebrate the stories of Minnesotans that inspire and connect us. Awards are presented to winners in nine categories and to the recipient of the Book Artist, Hognander Minnesota History, and Kay Sexton awards, with special guests.

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    SPNN Forum

    Host Anahita Champion talks with the Life Coach Latoya Anderson of Purpose for Living, LLC!

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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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