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Spandana Singh is the San Francisco Editor and Tech Editor for Miss A. Better known as Spandi, she is a junior at UC Berkeley with an avid passion for foreign affairs and journalism. Originally from India, she has so far lived in countries like Kenya, Italy, Ethiopia, the United States and Indonesia and looks forward to living in many more.

Spandi is pursuing a double major in International Development and Media and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. She loves to play the piano, box, travel, explore new cultures (especially their cuisines), and spend time with her friends. By the time she is 30 she wants to have lived in every habitable continent in the world.

Community Technology Network’s Making Waves: A Voyage Across The Digital Divide

On November 13, 2014, the Community Technology Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of individuals by providing and developing their digital literacy, will host Making Waves: A Voyage across the Digital Divide, an event which will highlight their past projects and successes as well as their future plans and endeavors.

Photo Credit: http://ctnbayarea.org

Photo Credit: http://ctnbayarea.org

The event will be hosted at the Golden Gate Yacht Club and will feature gourmet French cuisine, provided by San Francisco’s oldest French bistro Le Central as well as to die for wines, courtesy of Stash Wines, a group that focuses on the small production of rare wines from California and other regions.

The night will also feature a silent auction, with exciting items up for grabs such as a one week stay in a private house in La Quinta, a lunch and wine tasting at a winery in Napa Valley and tickets to a Giants game.

In addition, individuals who are unable to attend the event, but still want to contribute to the organization’s future endeavors are given the option of sponsoring a Ready, Set, Connect Youth Trainer to attend the event for them.

The Community Technology Network operates on the fundamental beliefs that access to the Internet is a human right and that a lack of computer skills hinders an individual’s progression and mobility and prevents them from taking advantage of opportunities in employment and society in general. They operate by mobilizing volunteers as well as existing organizations and coordinating joint programs for digital literacy.

Photo Credit: http://www.k12academics.com

Photo Credit: http://www.k12academics.com

Over the last six years, the organization has expanded and flourished, thereby assuming the role of a community leader who guides individuals across the digital divide and provides them with the skills they need to stay connected, access online resources and services and access employment opportunities. The organization is aiming to provide digital literacy education to 15,000 people this year. And while this is an ambitious goal, it is not impossible. With support, the organization will be able to go far.


WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Golden Gate Yacht Club
1 Yacht Road
San Francisco, CA, 94123
Ph. 415-346-2628

Please click here to purchase tickets.

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