Celebrating 10 Years of Digital Stewardship

This October marks the 10-year anniversary of Digital Stewardship in Detroit. Over these years, the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) has trained Digital Stewards to organize their neighborhoods and build networks to get free and low cost internet access to Detroiters. As members of the Community Technology Collective, CTNY has worked alongside DCTP to buildContinue reading “Celebrating 10 Years of Digital Stewardship”

DiscoTech Fever | Community Events Recap

“DiscoTech” is short for “Discovering Technology”. Originally designed by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, DiscoTechs are a replicable model for learning and teaching community technology. They are often community events which feature interactive, multimedia workshops designed to demystify, engage, and inform the community about issues of Internet use and ownership, and our communications rights on andContinue reading “DiscoTech Fever | Community Events Recap”

Allied Media Conference 2022

It’s the end of July, but we’re still dreaming about the Allied Media Conference! Earlier this month, CTNY staff had the opportunity to finally see our friends and collaborators again during AMC in Detroit. Together with the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) and The POINT CDC, we created a space for community members, organizers, and Digital Stewards toContinue reading “Allied Media Conference 2022”

Don’t Panic, Organize! | Community Events Recap

This month, we worked hard to build networks of care and resiliency with our partners in New York City. Check out what we’ve been up to with our Digital Stewards in Williamsburg and Hunts Point, including practicing our emergency organizing skills and drafting a communications plan.  Don’t Panic, Organize! Workshop w/ El Puente & NYUContinue reading “Don’t Panic, Organize! | Community Events Recap”

CTNY featured in 99% Invisible Podcast

“Where do I see things going from here? I do look at the provision of Internet as a potential opportunity to execute reparations. Yes, I do. Big telecom has the largest profit margins in the country. So why not give back? CEOs say that they are giving to communities in need? Well, give what weContinue reading “CTNY featured in 99% Invisible Podcast”

Welcoming a New CTNY

As the end of 2021 approaches, Community Tech NY (CTNY) is reflecting on our growth over the last year and would like to take a moment to highlight some changes. In the last seven months, we’ve undergone core staff changes, including three new additions to our team and a transition in our leadership structure. InContinue reading “Welcoming a New CTNY”

“Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities” by Mary Catt

Fourteen percent of NYS residents can’t log on at home. ILR and Community Tech NY are launching the New York State Digital Equity Portal in partnership with the State Department of Education, the New York State Library and The John R. Oishei Foundation. The portal is an interactive, online data mapping tool for communities and individuals seekingContinue reading ““Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities” by Mary Catt”

Digital Equity Portal Launches in New York State

First-of-its-Kind Portal Offers Interactive Snapshot of Digital Equity Data 12.07.2021 Working in partnership with Community Tech NY (CTNY) and Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the New York State Library (NYSL) and The John R. Oishei Foundation (JROF) today launched the NewContinue reading “Digital Equity Portal Launches in New York State”

CTNY joins El Puente at ¡WEPA! Festival

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 10th Anniversary of the Green Light District, Community Tech NY partners, El Puente, hosted the annual ¡WEPA! festival in Williamsburg on Saturday, September 26th, 2021. Produced by El Puente’s Green Light District initiative, ¡WEPA! connected local Williamsburg residents, visitors, and the larger El Puente network, which spansContinue reading “CTNY joins El Puente at ¡WEPA! Festival”

New York Community Trust grants CTNY $250,000 for digital equity

In its recent newsletter “Building Our Region Back Better,” published on May 9, 2021, the New York Community Trust (NYCT) featured Community Tech NY as one of its latest grantees.  The grantmaking foundation announced its focus towards a more vital and equitable New York City by supporting organizations that help close the digital divide.  CommunityContinue reading “New York Community Trust grants CTNY $250,000 for digital equity”