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Citizen Literacy and Access Fund
a whole sytems approach to help one neighborhood
effectively get on and use the information
highway. This project will focus on applications
to community activity, not on how much
state-of-the-art equipment can be crammed into
one neighborhood. A major goal is broad
The project should have one of its goals addressing some concrete problem or challenge in that community. One component of this could be skills training and employment for local residents to maintain the hardware and software in the neighborhood.
|Vision:||We have a model of a quality connected neighborhood. This would include the development of a rich set of information and communication services that focus on the capabilities, aspirations, and needs, of a single Seattle neighborhood. This project should be ongoing and highly participative. In other words, it should not be created solely by "experts." It should be open-ended and inclusive.|
|Need:||New communications technology offers opportunities and challenges for geographical neighborhoods to communicate within, between each other, and with the outside world. There is a lot of talk, but not a good example of a wired community in Seattle. There are "pocket" neighborhoods with great needs which have a difficult time attracting sufficient resources and have not had the guidance to "retool" their community to take advantage of information technology resources. There is a need to discover how communications technology can be more effectively integrated into the fabric of technology underserved and low income communities.|
suite of information and communication services
to support a Seattle neighborhood.
Since it is a pilot we are also very interested in what we can learn from the project: what worked? What didn't work? process description, evaluation, recommendations.
|Funding Proposed||$10,000 start-up|
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