American Connection Corps

The Nation’s Largest Fellowship Program Focused on Bridging the Digital Divide

In partnership with Lead for America and Land O’Lakes, we are helping to address the digital divide with boots on the ground in heartland communities. The American Connection Corps will empower a new generation of leaders to help bring connectivity to their hometowns, addressing a critical need and retaining young talent.

Meet Our Fellows

We supported the placement of 11 fellows with community organizations across the heartland

Our fellows are working in cities and rural towns across Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee, with organizations addressing issues from digital literacy to high-speed internet infrastructure.

  • Hosea Born

    Magnolia, AR

    Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District

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  • Grace Clucas

    Peoria, IL

    Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

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  • Codi Drake

    Chattanooga, TN

    Office of Performance Management and Open Data, Chattanooga Mayor’s Office

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  • Esther Durosinmi

    Mercer County, IL

    Mercer County Better Together

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  • Carly Fitz

    Perry County, OH

    Buckeye Hills Regional Council

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  • Kaylan Freeman

    Memphis, TN

    Innovate Memphis

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  • Mary Gay

    Glen Carbon, IL

    Leadership Council Southwest Illinois

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  • Elizabeth Lima

    Columbus, OH

    Rural LISC

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  • Maddie Long

    Little Rock, AR

    Little Rock Mayor’s Office

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  • Nathan Palmer

    Chicago, IL

    PCs for People

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  • Wesley Smith

    Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

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