The City works closely with a range of public, community and private partners to coordinate resources and strengthen the
services and educational quality of our community technology
What is a CTC?
Community technology centers (CTCs) are stepping stones to opportunity, equality and civic participation for youth, senior citizens, minorities, low-income people and new residents. These centers also serve as focal points for job skill development, lifelong learning and community building. CTCs may be stages for cultural activity, electronic hearings, public events and conferencing. Community technology centers are often part of larger programs and can be found in community centers, public facilities, non-profit agencies and schools, housing communities, and libraries. CTC's provide a range of services, from general access to advanced training. They usually include access to computers and the Internet and may include or be linked to other community network technology services such as web or email hosting. CTC's use a range of information technologies and applications to do their work. Many smaller CTC's reach underserved communities, but also face significant hurdles to sustainability.
Community Tech Center Sustainability Report
Models of Sustainability for Community Technology
Programs, a research report commissioned by the City of Seattle Community Technology Program. This report explore factors that contribute to the sustainability of community technology centers (CTCs), focusing on Seattle.
Sustainability Report (Word doc) (2.26 MB)
Sustainability Report (PDF)
Archived CTC Success Stories
We've elected to archive these stories and make them available to help promote your community technology labs. Please feel free to use or reprint them. Let us know if you have a Seattle story to add.