2015 Technology Matching Fund Projects

Barton Place Computer Lab

Barton Place Computer Lab

Upgrade the computer lab, expand technology classes that help low income residents of Barton Place gain skills, provide instruction in other languages, and build community through group projects.

Award: $18,477

Big-Brained Superheroes Club

Binary Builds Brains in Yesler and Beyond

Provide a a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program for youth from Yesler Terrace, ages 8 and up. Youth will introduce the Big Brain Binary Counter to  people throughout the city, set up a public code repository and produce tested open-source development documentation.

Award: $9,500

Coalition for Refugees from Burma

Nexus: Connecting Newcomers with Technology

Purchase new laptops and provide basic computer literacy courses for newly arrived refugee adults, conduct trainings for parents of school aged youth to support their children's education, and offer enrichment programs to engage youth with high-tech concepts and careers.

Award: $28,777

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association

Youngstown Music Program

Replace aging technology in the Youngstown Cultural Center's Recording studio. Low-income youth of color will work with professional teaching artists to write, rehearse, record, and produce music.

Award: $17,770

Denny Terrace Computer Lab

Denny Terrace Computer Lab

Relocate the computer lab to the first floor to increase accessibility for people with disabilities, provide instruction in other languages and build community through group projects.

Award: $20,047

East African Community Services

East African Community ICT Learning Center

Establish a computer lab at the Youth Building in the New Holly Campus to offer robotics and college and career readiness programs to youth of color in Southeast Seattle.

Award: $19,399

Full Life Care

Seattle Housing Authority Resident Technology Capacity Building Project

Develop a database for tracking activities at computer labs located in Seattle Housing Authority buildings, host meetings to increase collaboration between sites, and replace outdated computers in Center Park and Westwood Heights technology centers.

Award: $24,269

Georgetown Community Council

Hey Duwamish! Open Technology for Community Health

Provide civic technology training and host community events to bring a diverse body of contributors to HeyDuwamish.org, a free and open source software project to improve environmental health equity in the Duwamish Valley.

Award: $27,000

Jefferson Terrace Computer Lab

Jefferson Terrace Computer Lab

Upgrade the computer lab, expand technology classes that help low income residents of Jefferson Terrace gain skills, provide instruction in other languages and build community through group projects.

Award: $15,242

Kin On Community Health Care

Kin On SmartLab

Provide technology training classes and open lab hours in the Kin On SmartLab, a senior-friendly computer lab designed to enable Asian seniors aged 60+ to increase technology and health literacy, prevent social isolation and increase access to healthcare and digital resources.

Award: $20,445

Lazarus Day Center

Lazarus Day Center Computer Lab

Establish a new 6-station computer lab with internet access for homeless and marginally-housed senior adults.

Award: $9,952

Literacy Source

Increasing Digital Literacy for Low Income Adults

Integrate digital literacy skills training into all basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and tutoring. Partner with Seattle Central College to provide computers and trained Tech Coaches for underserved adults in our community.

Award: $25,610

Millionair Club Charity

Computer Lab Expansion

Expand the current computer lab from 8 workstations to 32 to become a Workforce Development site and provide job safety training, financial literacy, and online educational opportunities.

Award: $21,800

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House STEM Studio Program

Work with 30 middle and high school age youth around the High Point low-income housing community in Southwest Seattle to develop and implement a community needs survey and then create app, website, or podcast projects to address identified needs and build awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.

Award: $15,365

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange

Youth and Neighbors Building On-air Community

Teach recording and audio production skills to formerly homeless youth, empowering them to use their voices and technology to tell stories of themselves and other people. This will also provide content for the future neighborhood Low Power FM radio station.

Award: $26,579

Smilow Rainier Vista Clubhouse & Teen Center of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Smilow Rainier Vista Technology Labs

Replace aging computers with 28 up-to-date computers in the Club's two technology labs for youth and teens. Provide more hands-on academic and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based education programs to 810 youth.

Award: $21,535

Sound Child Care Solutions

T4T (Tech for Teachers) Project

Provide tablets for classrooms in 30 Sound Child Care Centers and train teachers how to use them, share with parents on devices, and translate into the home language of the family.

Award: $18,200

SouthEast Effective Development

Tech & Radio Skills Training Project

Intall a computer lab and small internet radio station at the Dakota, a new Rainier Valley housing facility for low-income families. Provide computer literacy and radio broadcasting clasess. This will also support the future Rainier Valley Radio Low Power FM station.

Award: $27,000

The Seattle Globalist

Globalist Media Workshops & Youth Apprenticeship

Conduct monthly Community Media workshops with a special focus on East African and Latino communities. Provide nine-month intensive Youth Apprenticeship opportunities for 4 youth from low-income communities and/or groups underrepresented in the media.

Award: $22,900

Voices of Tomorrow

Using Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning

Upgrade the computer lab at Hope Academy in West Seattle and provide professional development workshops for East African family and home-based childcare providers.

Award: $25,033

Washington Middle School PTSA

African American Community Development

Equip African American middle school males and their parents with laptops and internet access for a year and provide them with computer skills training.

Award: $28,700

Xbot Robotics

3D modeling & 3D printing for educators/students

ProvideScience, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) training in 3D modeling and 3D printing to middle and high school girls and educators in underrepresented communities.

Award: $26,400