Position Descriptions

CTEP member teaches technology skills to student in their classroom

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 Terms of Service:

  • Starts January 1, 2022 and completes August 31, 2023. All positions are full-time towards completing 900 or 1200 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.

  • Starts September 2, 2023 and completes August 31, 2024. 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 $6,895 (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

  • 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

 

Benefits of half-year (January start):

  • A Segal education award of up to $4,826.50 (upon successful completion of 1200 hours) or $3,447.50 (upon successful completion of 900 hours)

  • 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

  • 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.

Positions Starting January 1, 2023 Location Availability
Adult Options in Education 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins Available
Avivo 2438 27th Ave S, Minneapolis Available
COPAL MN 3521 E Lake St, Minneapolis Available
Guadalupe Alternative Programs High School 381 E. Robie Street, Saint Paul Available
Hired North Loop 217 Fifth Avenue N, Minneapolis Available
Hired Minneapolis 217 Fifth Avenue N, Minneapolis Available
Hired Youth 800 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul Available
Listen Up! Youth Radio (Youth Media) 550 Vandalia, Saint Paul Available
Literacy Minnesota 700 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul Available
Metro South Adult Basic Education 2575 West 88th, Bloomington Available
Neighborhood House 179 Robie Street E, Saint Paul Available
PCs for People 1481 Marshall, Saint Paul Filled
Sanneh Foundation 2090 Conway St, Saint Paul Available
Positions Started September 1, 2022 Location Availability
Harmony Learning Center (Maplewood) 1961 County Rd C E, Maplewood Filled
Hired Eastside 800 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul Filled
Metro State Library 645 E 7th St, Saint Paul Filled
Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Filled
Ramsey County Library- Roseville (Adult) 2180 Hamline, Roseville Filled
Ramsey County Library- Roseville (Youth) 2180 Hamline, Roseville Filled
Ramsey County Library- Shoreview 4560 North Victoria St, Shoreview Filled
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (Community Media) 550 Vandalia, Saint Paul Filled
Saint Paul Public Library - Dayton's Bluff/Rondo 645 7th St. E., Saint Paul and 461 N Dale St, Saint Paul Filled

 

Here is a brief video tutorial on how to search for open positions and submit your application through the AmeriCorps website