2014 Technology Matching Fund Projects

Ballard NW Senior Center

Upgrade 8 Station Computer Lab to Increase Access

Upgrade the existing eight station computer lab and provide computer instruction to northwest area seniors. Offer job bank and volunteer training opportunities.
Award:$6,580 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Casa Latina

Casa Latina: Starting Where We Are Tech Project

Expand the reach of the computer access and training program serving Latino workers. Gear curriculum specifically toward a "meeting them where they are" approach with regards to digital literacy.
Award:$17,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

North Seattle Family Center/ Children's Home Society of WA

Building Connections Through Technology

Provide social media training to reduce isolation for immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and seniors. Teach them how to connect to families and friends through Skype, Skype phone service, email, blogs, photo sharing, Facebook and other social media.
Award:$17,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Denny Terrace Computer Lab

Denny Terrace Computer Lab

Strengthen the computer lab as a resource for low income Seattle Housing Authority residents by updating hardware and software and holding classes and drop-in instruction in languages other than English.
Award:$14,521 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Computer Access for Homeless Women

Add 10 laptops to establish a computer learning lab and provide training to meet the needs of homeless women attending Day Center programs.
Award:$15,527 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Filipino Community of Seattle

STEMPath Innovation Network

Extend the STEM based delivery model for the Robotics and Computer Literacy program to other sites serving low income, at-risk youth of color. Leverage centralized programming and infrastructure.
Award:$19,900 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Helping Link

Embrace Technology, Empower Immigrant Community

Provide computer access and teach entry-level computer literacy to technology underserved ELL Vietnamese American immigrants.
Award:$17,626 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Hilltop House

Hilltop House Computer Learning Center

Update aged and failing hardware and software, provide hands-on, skill-building computer trainings for seniors and add adaptive equipment for users with low vision.
Award:$5,307 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Lao Women Association of Washington

Lao Women Civic Engagement Project

Purchase translation software and provide 100 hours of computer training for 15 new Lao immigrant women. This training would provide these women with the skills needed to engage in civic and community discussions around topics impacting their community.
Award:$14,000 Type:Civic Engagement

Literacy Source, A Community Learning Center

Increasing Digital Literacy and On-line Learning

Increase the digital literacy skills of low income adult basic education and ESL students through expanded computer access and instruction. Help students access on-line learning programs on both computers and mobile devices and provide training and support to volunteer tutors and instructors.

Award:$15,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club

North Seattle Computer Lab

Add 23 state-of-the-art computers in the newly renovated Teen Center in North Seattle. Increase technology access and provide more hands-on academic and STEM-based tech education programs.
Award:$19,985 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Northaven Retirement and Assisted Living

Resident Computer Upgrades

Replace aging computers with laptops, tablets, iPods and computers in the Assistive Living and Independent Living facilities. Provide enhanced computer learning opportunities for seniors and establish an equipment lending library.
Award:$18,987 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Open Doors for Multicultural Families/STAR Center at Center Park

(Seattle Housing Authority)

Autism Equal Access Project iPad Program: Seattle

Provide training to culturally and linguistically diverse families with Special Education students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Seattle Public Schools on using iPads & iPad apps for communication needs.
Award:$20,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Ross Manor Computer Lab

Ross Manor Computer Lab

Equip and open a new computer lab serving low income residents living in Ross Manor, a downtown Seattle Housing Authority building. Provide open lab hours and classes for residents to learn how to use computers.
Award:$16,252 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Seattle Neighborhood Coalition

Video broadcast, website and support resources

Provide information to residents of all of Seattle's neighborhoods and provide a platform for citizen activists to engage with other citizens and government. Purchase a computer, video and audio equipment, which will expand their current limited web presence, allow them to upload their extensive video library, and begin using social media a means to be a clearinghouse for information about common neighborhood issues impacting the community.
Award: $8,845 Type:Civic Engagement

Solid Ground

Sand Point Tech and Access Grant

Create a tech center in the Sand Point Housing Campus for adults and children transitioning out of homelessness. Provide digital literacy training and computer orientation to residents, volunteers and staff.
Award:$9,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Somali Community Services of Seattle

Somali Community Computer Lab & Technology Course
Upgrade an aging computer lab and provide basic computer and Internet navigation skills classes for Somali business women.
Award:$9,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

South Park Area Redevelopment Center

Multicultural English & Tech Ambassadors(META)

Connect South Seattle immigrant & refugee residents with local resources and civic engagement opportunities through an 18 week integrated English and technology course. Students will then use these skills to provide the larger community with a connection to interact with city government.
Award: $19,200 Type:Civic Engagement

The Jefferson Terrace Computer Lab Committee

Jefferson Terrace Computer Lab

Expand the reach of the already heavily- used Jefferson Terrace Seattle Housing Authority computer lab in First Hill. Add classes in other languages, update equipment, increase marketing and develop a community website or blog.
Award: $15,000 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

University of Washington Women's Center

Making Connections

Provide enriching educational and character-building experiences for underrepresented Seattle-area high school girls to achieve in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Award:$14,399 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Vietnamese Friendship Association

Digital Media Lab

Create a digital media lab at the Seattle World School that empowers Vietnamese youth to use technology and digital media to explore and express their personal narrative and identity.
Award: $6,300 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help (CASH)

Financial Stability Through Technology Literacy

Deliver technology-based financial literacy workshops and coaching to low-income entrepreneurs. Help 146 entrepreneurs overcome technological barriers to stable self-employment and financial independence.
Award: $15,500 Type: Technology Literacy and Access

YMCA of Greater Seattle - Metrocenter Branch

Cascade Community Technology Services Expansion

Add 3 new computers to the Y@Cascade People's Center to enable low income, homeless residents in the South Lake Union/Cascade neighborhood to have greater access to online services, such as healthcare, food stamps, housing, and transportation.
Award:$5,091 Type: Technology Literacy and Access