Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network have named two recipients for their Digital Inclusion Fellowship program in the Triangle.

The selectees are:

  • James Butts (hosted by the Triangle Literacy Council)
  • Mike Byrd (hosted by the Kramden Institute)

Butts was among 16 fellows selected in 2015.

GF and the NTEN launched the program in 2015 as part of an effort to “get more families online, often for the first time.”

For the second year, the partners are offering fellowships in 11 cities to 22 people.

“They will spend a year creating and helping to lead digital literacy programs,” a GF spokesperson said.

The program also is offered in Charlotte.

Offerings range from teaching workplace skills to job seekers and how to take GEDs online to showing parents how to access their children’s grades online. The idea is for the digital fellows to act as catalysts in designing and creating programs that will outlive the fellowships.

NTEN is also offering what it calls a “Digital Inclusion Fellowship Toolkit” for individuals and organizations who want to learn more about the program.

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