2016 Technology Matching Fund Projects
Children’s Home Society of Washington/North Seattle Family Center
Lake City Court Computer Resources for All
Increase computer lab access, resident volunteer involvement and technology programming for youth and adults in a highly diverse, low income community. Partners in the project include Literacy Source, the YMCA, Full Life Care and Seattle Housing Authority.
Coalition for Refugees from Burma
Digital Literacy for Immigrant/Refugee Parents
Deliver a three-component technology access and training program in partnership with Somali Youth and Family Club, targeting immigrant and refugee parents of students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.
Community & Parents for Public Schools
Parent Volunteer Technology Mentorship
Provide technology training for low-income and immigrant parents engaged in a Parent Volunteer Mentorship program. Parents will earn laptop computers after completing 100 hours of training and volunteer work at the school.
El Centro de la Raza
Mobile Computer Lab
Develop a Mobile Computer Lab with 30 new laptops to deliver ongoing technology training and tutoring for low income youth engaged in a new After School Drop-In Program and for seniors in a Wellness and Congregate Meal Program.
Full Life Care
Mobile Lab Project for Unserved Communities
Nine Seattle Housing Authority communities that are not currently served by onsite computer labs will collaborate and share a mobile computer lab to provide technology access and training to their low income residents.
Multimedia Resources and Training Institute
Equipment Upgrade for Mobile and Studio Multimedia
Upgrade outdated video and computer equipment to provide multimedia services, both in a state-of-the-art studio and at locations throughout Seattle. Use laptops as a mobile lab to bring training to other nonprofits that do not have their own computer labs.
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Native Girls Code
Conduct a year-long club for young native women to gain cultural knowledge and computer coding skills. Partners include the University of Washington Information School Digital Youth Lab and the Washington NASA Space Consortium.
Computer Literacy Training
Purchase 10 computers and provide training in partnership with Seattle Public Library to youth ages 13-23 experiencing homelessness. Offer certifications in Microsoft Office products, as well as guided resume writing and job exploration workshops.
Digital Training for the Visually Impaired
Provide a Tablet Training Program to visually impaired adults enable them to be as engaged on-line as a fully sighted person and as connected digitally as anyone else.
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Summer University for African American Students
Provide a 6-week Summer University program serving 60 at-risk African American middle and high school students. Provide academic enrichment and skill-building through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum on a college campus.