AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative*
Counties served: Aroostook, Washington, Kennebec, Franklin, Penobscot, Somerset
Primary Contact: Susan Corbett, Program Manager
Axiom Education & Training Center
6 Colonial Way
Machias, ME 04654
The AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative has 16 AmeriCorps Members who provide instruction on basic computer skills (i.e., digital literacy). At team of two is assigned to each of six Maine counties. By the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing instruction to 5,220 disadvantaged adult learners at 126 training sites. Partner sites include adult education programs, University of Maine system libraries, and local libraries.
The program goal is to improve program participant employability and provide technology training to seniors to help them age in place. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 64 volunteers who will be engaged in continuing digital literacy training within the community.