Charlene Tatis is the San José Digital Inclusion Partnership Program Director.
She joined CETF in August 2019 after serving as a Grants Manager for SJ learns, administered by the City Library and one of Mayor Sam Liccardo’s signature programs to advance Digital Inclusion. She has also served as the Assistant Director for Santa Clara County FIRST 5 and Program Manager for the Family Resource Center Initiative sponsored by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Ms. Tatis was selected as the Partnership Director after an extensive 2-month open recruitment and application process.
Charlene brings to the Digital Inclusion Partnership a deep understanding of community organizations and heartfelt commitment to reaching all digitally-disadvantaged residents in San José through collaboration with all stakeholders coupled with an intense focus on outcomes.
In her own words: “Raised in San José, I know firsthand how being disconnected from the Internet impacts families and their opportunities. From finding an apartment and applying for a job, to enrolling children in programs and managing healthcare and finances, fast Internet is critical to an engaged, healthy, and vibrant community. I am honored and committed to realizing the goals of the San José Digital Inclusion Partnership and could not be more excited to launch.”