The Digital Navigator Program launched in March 2023 with $1.7 million in funding from state legislation, SB 22-140, administered by CDLE and a match from Serve Colorado/ AmeriCorps. Additionally, Comcast has contributed $600,000 for the two-year period of this program. A Request for Applications through Serve Colorado was opened in March 2023. The Learning Source and Loveland Public Library have been selected as grantees, and the first cohort of nearly 30 AmeriCorps member Digital Navigators will begin service in Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver, Boulder, Weld, Larimer, Pueblo, Jefferson, and Pitkin counties in August-September 2023. A second round of applications are due August 4. Learn more about applying to operate a Digital Navigator program here.
Digital Navigators will work primarily one on one with community members-- in person, by phone and online--depending on the needs of each community member. When community members’ needs and goals align, Digital Navigators may also offer small group training. The role of Digital Navigators in their community is to:
- Assess community members’ access to internet service and equipment at home, along with their ability to utilize technology to meet their needs and achieve their goals;
- Create digital inclusion goals and work with community members to achieve them;
- And serve people who are members of historically marginalized communities.
Digital Navigator AmeriCorps Programs
Become a Digital Navigator! Serve with one of the Digital Navigator programs below and help individuals and families expand their digital skills. You'll receive a living allowance while serving, health insurance and an education award to use to repay past student loans or for future educational expenses.
The map below showcases our Digital Navigator Program Sites throughout Colorado.
Larimer County Public Library
The Digital Navigators of Larimer County Libraries program will place AmeriCorps members in 6 Larimer County library locations to help underserved community members with gaining connectivity, access, digital skills and confidence via computer tutoring.
The Learning Source
Are you passionate about bridging the digital divide and promoting digital equity? Join our team as a Digital Navigator in the 2023-2024 Digital Navigation Program! The Learning Source, Colorado's oldest and largest adult education agency, is seeking dedicated individuals to become AmeriCorps Digital Navigators.
The Learning Source's Digital Navigator AmeriCorps program leverages the efforts of AmeriCorps members in partnership with a coalition of nonprofit and civic-engaged organizations to bridge the digital divide by providing hands-on assistance in accessing and using digital technology.
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Ways to Get Invovled
Apply for Funding: Grants are available for nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Tribes, institutions of higher education, and state/local agencies to plan or operate an AmeriCorps program. Learn more about AmeriCorps funding here.
Serve in a Program: Contact a program above to learn more and apply!
Partner to Increase Impact: Strategic partnerships strengthen AmeriCorps programs and their service impact in local communities. Interested in partnering? Contact Teralyn Dorst at email@example.com for more information on how you or your organization can get involved.