Mai-Gemu Johnson

Mai-Gemu Johnson

Friday - 1:30-2:30, Room 7 

Increasing Digital Literacy in Underserved California Communities

Outcomes for the Presentation

California Connects trains community college students to conduct in-person digital literacy training for economically disadvantaged users throughout the state. In partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, California Connects will equip 5,800 Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)students with a laptop computer, Microsoft certification, and digital literacy training to serve as Community Trainers for their families and other community members. In partnership with the Great Valley Center of the University of California, Merced, a cadre of Community Trainers will be hired to conduct digital literacy training for Central Valley residents who currently do not have access to broadband technology. Attendees will be able to see how students are building relationships with and making a positive impact on those members of our society who are often left behind and forgotten in today's technology world.

How will students benefit?

College and Department

Sacramento City College MESA


MESA Director
Independent Business Owner
Professional Memberships:
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
SACNAS (Society fro the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in the Sciences)
Taught math K-12 1983-1993
Taught University/Community college 1981-1983
Taught part-time at SCC 1983-1993
MESA Director/mathematician 1993-present