Civic Innovation Fellowship

Offers a unique example of training college students to empower neighborhood-based elected officials on use of data and technology

by BetaNYC

Target Skill Level: Intermediate
Audience: elected government officials, college students

 This program offers a curriculum that is designed to enhance the basic digital literacy skills of Community Board Members and CUNY undergraduate students. For a period of seven months, CUNY Service Corp Fellows, selected for competency in a variety of relevant skills, are trained to in the fundamentals of civic technology, data, and design. After this boot camp training, graduates are partnered into innovation teams who explore projects with Manhattan’s twelve Community Boards.

To date, Fellows have performed a comprehensive look at Manhattan community boards use of technology, data, and social media to engage their constituents.

See the BetaNYC website for more information.

Course Categories: Work-related Task