Digital Inclusion Programs

Last updated Nov. 11, 2017 - 10:03 am
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The Digital Inclusion division provides community based opportunities that use technology as a catalyst to foster creativity and improve the quality of life for citizens of Raleigh. Through a diverse group of programs and partners, participants connect to valuable information, gain knowledge, and learn skills necessary to help them become active members of the digital economy.

Adult Technology Classes

*Teaching computer skills to residents

The Digital Inclusion Team offers a variety of classes to enhance your technology skills. We offer Basic Computer training for seniors, as well as more specific technology classes to meet the demands of today’s global economy.

Digital Literacy for Adults: Hey adults do you want to learn about computer technology, but you don’t know where to start? Adult Digital Literacy offers several basic computer courses throughout the year to help you understand the fundamentals of using a personal computer. The 6 week course is also great for those looking for a refresher course.

In the class we will cover...

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Clicking
  • Understanding functions of your operating system
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Email Basics
  • Internet Browsing & Online Resources
  • Social Media

Specialized Technology Classes for Adults: Coming January of 2018. Refer to the Leisure Ledger and the Adult Programs

May - August 2017 : Adult Brochure

For more information, email Thomas Hodges or call 919-612-9797.

Raleigh Digital Ambassadors

*Volunteering at Oak City Techathon

Raleigh Digital Ambassadors are dedicated and engaged young volunteers who enhance communities & neighborhood through assisting in technology classes, programs, projects and events that are provided by the Digital Inclusion division.

Initiatives have include…

  • Facilitate and assist Adult Technology Classes
  • Participate in the Annual Oak City Techathon
  • Coordinate Digital Literacy Promotional Events
  • Contribute in community based Technology projects

These young leaders are alumni of the Raleigh Digital Connectors program. Becoming a Raleigh Digital Ambassadors provides alumni the opportunity to continue serving through a multi-generational approach. Through volunteer service, their committed efforts help to bridge the digital divide.

For more information on how you or community may benefit from the Raleigh Digital Ambassadors or for additional questions, please email Bradley Upchurch or call 919-996-5524.

Raleigh Digital Connectors

Digital Connectors is a nationally renowned program, provided by the City of Raleigh, that provides technology and leadership training for youth, ages 14-21. The program offers young people a chance to expand 21st century technology skills, develop professional life skills, participate in open data projects, explore workplace pathways, and serve their communities.

Apply To Digital Connectors!

Do you enjoy learning about technology? Do you like to teach others about using computers and the Internet? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If so, apply today to become a Raleigh Digital Connector. Download and complete the Raleigh Digital Connectors application. The application period is April 3, 2016 through July 7, 2016. The application deadline is noon on Friday, July 7.

What Digital Connectors Learn:

In an innovative technology room at the Saint Monica Teen Center, Raleigh Digital Connectors learn skills in Twelve Core Competencies:

  • Leadership & Diversity
  • Personal Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Community Mapping
  • Digital Literacy
  • Coding
  • Open Data Principles
  • Environmentalism and Sustainability
  • Civic Journalism
  • Service and Global Engagement
  • Teaching and Facilitation

Digital Connectors receive long-lasting benefits by:

  • Increasing computer and Internet knowledge
  • Learning the value of access and digital inclusion in their community
  • Becoming certified in Ever-Fi financial literacy
  • Learning entrepreneurship and life skills
  • Gaining skills to succeed in high school, college, and the global workforce
  • Becoming young leaders in the community
Digital Connectors Help Their Community

Digital Connectors Videos

Digital Connectors Recruitment Video: Apply To Digital Connectors!

Other videos on YouTube:

Contact Information


  • Linda G. Jones
    Digital Inclusion Program Director
    City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 919-996-5468

  • Bradley Upchurch
    Digital Inclusion Program Manager
    City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 919-996-5524

  • Thomas Hodges
    Digital Inclusion Program Manager
    City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
    Phone: 919-612-9797

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