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Spotlight on DMLKids in Silicon Valley are assumed to be more digitally literate than their counterparts at an urban public school on the South Side of Chicago. But DYN has turned that assumption on its head. Read about it in Spotlight, the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative publication.

Nichole Pinkard, founder of DYN, is featured along with six other experts in the field of digital media and learning as they discuss the role technology plays in young people's lives. The New Learning Institute presents the top thinkers and their views on the transformational tools of the 21st century.

Building on the success of YOUmedia to serve Chicago teens, the Chicago Public Library is expanding the program to reach more communities and help close the "digital divide." The MacArthur Foundation's Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning explores YOUmedia's accomplishments and its expansion to reach more Chicago young people.

Chicago Public Library and YOUmedia are revitalizing neighborhoods and helping reach underserved communities. The New York Times looks at recent library openings and the Obama administration's commitment to 21st century learning centers.

Huffington Post logoLibraries are places where curiosities are ignited and a passion for learning can take hold. Marsha L. Semmel, Acting Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, talks about libraries, YOUmedia, and former DYN student Shani Edmonds in The Huffington Post.

DYN Founder Nichole Pinkard talks with WBEZ Radio's "Eight Forty Eight" program about the Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia, which she helped establish, and the role it plays in engaging teens in digital media and deeper learning opportunities. Listen to the interview here.

Nichole Pinkard discusses privacy and social media on AM 780, News Radio 78, WBBM-AM in Chicago's "At Issue" program. Listen to the podcast here.

Nichole Pinkard recently received a Common Sense Media Award for her work with digital media in urban schools. She was recognized along with three other luminaries, including legendary filmmaker George Lucas. View her tribute video from the big night.

Common Sense Media interviews Nichole Pinkard and Akili Lee about DYN, how parents can stay connected to their kids' digital lives, and more.

Chicago Public Radio recently named DYN founder Nichole Pinkard one of Chicago's Global Visionaries. Hear more about how this unique group's work is pushing Chicago's growth on the global stage.

Nichole Pinkard and other Chicago Matters Visionaries talk about the impact of a successful Chicago 2016 Olympic bid on their work.

Read as our digital music instructor, Simeon Viltz, discusses the relationship between hip hop and gospel music in the Chicago Sun-Times article entitled Gimme those old-time rhythms.

Watch Nichole Pinkard on Carnegie Commons discuss how technology is transforming educational approaches.

Digital Dialogue: A Conversation with Nichole Pinkard Read as Nichole Pinkard and author and journalist Lisa Guernsey discuss the overlapping realms of creativity, education, and technology.