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 studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

Get Involved

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    Teach Technology Skills

    Make a difference! Teach basic or advanced media, technology, and digital literacy skills. Find out how you can become a CTEP AmeriCorps Member!

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    Create Your Own Media

    Use SPNN studio, camera, audio, and lighting gear to create your own media! Learn basic and advanced audio and video production skills. Use Adobe products to edit your content. 

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    Youth Programs

    Youth 14-19 can learn podcasting, video production, and about careers in media by becoming a part of SPNN Youth. Find the right program for you.

SPNN Forum

SPNN Executive Director, Martin Ludden, hosts interviews with local nonprofits and community groups. If you would like to be a guest on our show reach out to Bianca Rhodes.

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    Angela Casselton, Creative Enterprise Zone

    Host Martin Ludden talks with Angela Casselton. Executive Director of Creative Enterprise Zone.

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    Adia Swanger, Springboard for the Arts

    Host Martin Ludden speaks with Adia Morris Swanger, Program Manager, Professional Development at Springboard for the Arts, where she oversees the Artist Career Consultant roster, leads the Work of Art Intensive, teaches business skills workshops for artists, and connects artists to funding opportunities

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    Alex Merrit, Twin Cities RISE!

    Host Martin Ludden talks with Twin Cities RISE! Vice President of Program Operations, Alex Merrit