2020 Technology Matching Fund Projects

206 Zulu 

Coolout Academy Digital Literacy Program 

Teach young people, particularly youth of color ages 13-17, the ins and outs of video and media production, from basics to technical aspects, from industry and professional development to hands on and in the field experience. Upgrade our video equipment to fully activate our space at Washington Hall, a historic venue and hub for many diverse communities. 

Award: $12,490 

Boys & Girls Club of King County 

Bringing Technology to Northgate Boys & Girls Club 

Purchase technology for the Northgate Boys & Girls Club and enable Club kids to acquire essential digital literacy skills and improve overall academic performance. This equipment would be used in the implementation of daily programming and enable them to become producers, as well as consumers, of technology.    

Award: $12,252 

Empowering Youth and Families Outreach  

Computer Station Upgrade & Youth Laptop Provision 

Purchase new computers so students in the Before and After School Program can use state-of-the-art technology for tutoring and coding lessons. College and Career Readiness students will use the computers to search for scholarships, career information, create resumes, write college essays, and submit applications. The computers will also be used in the Entrepreneurship training program.      

Award: $25,000 

Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle 

Digital Equity and Advancement Project  

This intergenerational project will build the capacity of the Eritrean Association to expand, update and improve the Community Center Computer Lab so that it is safe and fully functional. The project will provide computer training and access to Eritrean youth, adults and seniors.   

Award: $24,998 

Filipino Community of Seattle 

FCS Innovation Learning Project 

Expand digital access and literacy for low-income Rainier Valley residents with limited technical skills, including at-risk children/youth of color, immigrants/refugees and seniors. Teach critical thinking and team-building skills using state of the art technical equipment.    

Award: $25,000 

First Place 

The Diversity S.T.E.M Training Program 

Provide a workforce development training boot camp for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators and youth leaders in order to build a community of educators that represent the new face of STEM. 

Award: $24,993 

Garinagu HounGua 

Garifuna Technology Literacy 

Teach digital literacy skills needed to compete in today's labor market to members of the Garifanu community. Provide workshops designed to teach digital literacy, including hardware and software, typing skills, Microsoft Office suite, accessing Internet, using email, and social media skills. 

Award: $25,000  

Literacy Source 

Basic Digital Literacy in North Seattle 

Provide basic digital literacy classes to 350 low-income adults who lack the literacy and language skills needed to get a livable wage job. Provide digital skills capacity training to 110 trainers and equip up to 15 students with computers and internet access.    

Award: $24,999 

Low Income Housing Institute 

Sand Point Cottage Community (SPCC)  

Develop a computer lab in the community room and provide digital literacy training to residents in the Sand Point Cottage Community (SPCC), an innovative modular housing community that offers permanent housing for people who are homeless, but also employed.  

Award: $20,529 

PROVAIL  

Adaptive Technology Lending Library  

Expand the Adaptive Equipment Lending Library to provide children and youth, ages 5-26, with disabilities affordable access to the assistive technology they need to maximize their independence in their homes, schools, and community.  

Award: $25,000  

Seattle Goodwill Industries

2020 Technology Matching Fund  

Provide smartphone instruction for hundreds of low-income Seattle adults through Adult Basic Education (ABE) digital skills courses. Purchase smartphones for use in mobile device literacy instruction for students in newly revised ABE courses: Computer & Mobile Basics, ESOL Computer & Mobile Basics, Word & Google Docs, ESOL Word & Google Docs, Excel II, and Word II.   

Award: $24,739 

SIFF 

SIFF Education Mobile Youth Workshops 

Provide immersive filmmaking experiences for African American youth, ages 9-12 and 13-18, to create narrative and documentary short films. Experienced teaching artists will guide students from script to screen three times over one workshop, with each session building in narrative complexity.    

Award: $25,000 

Somali Family Safety Task Force 

Somali Digital Access and Literacy 

Provide basic computer literacy classes for East African immigrant and refugee women living in High Point, Delridge and Southwest Seattle to bridge the digital divide essential to earning a living wage. Participants will learn how to navigate online resources to become more engaged in their children's education and reduce isolation and stress as by learning how to digitally connect with friends and family overseas and at home in Seattle.  

Award: $25,000 

Year Up Puget Sound 

Year Up Puget Sound 

Provide professional and technical training to opportunity youth, individuals aged 18-24 who have obtained a high school diploma or GED but remain within the economic periphery, unable to find employment or progress past low-wage, low-security jobs. The project will blend relevant job skills, internships, college credits, and wraparound support.    

Award: $25,000 

Young Women Empowered 

Y-WE Code 

Enable young women to develop college/career readiness through mentor-supported, project-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning using digital technology to explore coding and STEM careers. Empower young women to use technology tools for learning, career, financial success, self-expression and social change. Activities include learning how to develop apps, coding, studying robotics, technology workshops and panels with women STEM professionals. 

Award: $25,000