Inner City Community of Digital Storytellers
Students of inner cities schools deserve and need access to technology & media education to fully participate in democracy in a digital age.
The 'Digital Transformation Era'
allows us to share information that impacts our communities, connects us with our elected leaders, and provides an important democratic forum.
Encounters In Black Tradition’s is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance democratic ideals by ensuring that people have access to electronic media, and by promoting effective communication through community uses of media.
We look forward to working together with all, as we provide information, advocacy, and media resources to our communities.
Community of Digital Storytellers offers a variety of courses and certification. All courses have a one time fee in order to cover the cost of the instructor's time. If you cannot pay for a course, CDS offers a variety of options. We will not turn anyone away due to economic reasons.
To ensure participation, all courses require a $20 deposit or two volunteer hours to register.
*If an individual wishes to take a course outside of the times listed, or wants personal instruction, the fee for that course will rise in order to pay for the instructors' time. Pleas ask a staff member if you are interested in taking an individual course.
Sweat Equity :
Community of Digital Storytellers will never turn away anyone based on economic factors. If you cannot pay for a course or fee, CDS offers a Sweat Equity program equated to $10 an hour. The Sweat Equity program allows members to volunteer their time for TPC instead of paying for a course or fee. Members must contribute at least two hours of time in order to reserve a seat in a course, and must work off their hours in order to check-out equipment for personal use. Any of our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about this program.