Position Overview: The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. CTEP AmeriCorps members teach technology literacy skills to adults or youth as they relate to obtaining employment and improving civic and social opportunities. Members serve in community technology centers which are located within nonprofit organizations, public housing facilities, and libraries. They teach specific software skills, such as how to use the internet, word processing, email, and teach workforce readiness classes geared towards English language learners using interactive software.
Upcoming Term of Service: starts September 1, 2022 and completes August 31, 2023. All positions are full-time towards completing 1700 hours. Members serve an average of 35 hours a week, mostly Monday through Friday although some positions may require weekend or evening hours. See site listings for specific requirements.
Benefits of full-year (September start): All members receive:
A Segal education award of up to $6,345 (upon successful completion).
A living allowance of approximately $1,535 a month before taxes
Payment of federal student loan interest if you put your payments on hold during your year in CTEP (upon successful completion).
A head start on the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program—if you choose to enroll—which has a potential to save you thousands/tens of thousands of dollars on student loans.
A personal and professional network through our intensive professional development program which meets twice a month with local change makers and non-profit professionals.
Health and dental insurance options
Child care assistance (depending on qualifications).
A partnership with our local YMCA network which offers free enrollment, discounted membership, and other benefits.
Additionally, as a CTEP member you may qualify for state assistance programs such as food assistance of up to $200/month; Transit Assistance Program ($1 bus fares); and Energy Assistance programs which can save you up to $300 over winter months. Find out more information about these resources on this member-created guide.
Ability for members to work a second job or study while serving in AmeriCorps if desired
Click on the Google Map below to explore CTEP site locations.
Blue markers indicate open positions, and red markers indicate closed positions.
The green marker is the CTEP main office where first interviews are conducted if conducted in-person.
The AmeriCorps.gov site takes a longer time for changes to take affect, so a position may appear available on that website, but in reality is closed. The table below is updated weekly as positions are filled.
Click on the name of the organization in the table below to review the position.
Here is a brief video tutorial on how to search for open positions and submit your application through the AmeriCorps website